Loch Tay - Acharn Falls

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Two and a half kilometres west of Kenmore on the south shore of Loch Tay is the small hamlet of Acharn. From Acharn a footpath rises steeply through beech-woods past a narrow gorge where the Acharn Burn plummets over the Falls of Acharn.

Above the falls the route rises less steeply and follows Land-Rover tracks over open moorland, providing superb views over Loch Tay to Ben Lawers and Schiehallion.

The route passes an ancient tumulus and a stone circle, before fording the burn and returning down the west side of the falls which can be viewed from the balcony of a hermit's cave.

Scotland - Northeast Scotland - Perth and Kinross - Loch Tay


Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Flowers, Food Shop, Gift Shop, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Lake/Loch, Moor, Pub, Restaurant, River, Tea Shop, Toilets, Waterfall, Woodland
6/11/2012 - Eric Jeffery

Good walk. My first time but others had walked parts before. Photos and descriptions good. Loads of pics taken including some of the wildlife including hare and growse. Great to get views of the falls from the open side at the start and the other at the end of the walk Eric, OTHG member

6/23/2008 - Bryan McAlister

Did this walk on mid June evening - watched a Golden eagle for half an hour, a few owls and a bunch of Black Grouse and more - and - view of falls from Hermits Cave was a surprise when we finally reached there.

10/8/2004 - Isla Kirk

I did this walk at the beginning of October and, with the heavy rain, both Acharn Burn and the subsequent burn were difficult to cross and had to be done in bare feet as the water was almost up to my knees and was fast flowing.