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Walks from Season Four - Falls of Acharn

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Walk Info
7 miles (11.3 km)
Minimum time
3½ hours
Total ascent
761 ft (232 m)
Level of difficulty
Public footpaths
3 gates / 6 stile

Grid SZ 40089 89188
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Route Directions

  • Leave Lochside Cottage by the access drive to reach the main road.

  • Turn right and head past the cottages on the left.

  • Cross over the beck via the road bridge.

  • At the next junction, turn left to follow Queen's Drive in the direction of the sign for the Falls of Archan.

  • Follow Queen's Drive until the road makes way to a track.  

  • Continue on along the track as it starts to rise up.

  • At the sign, follow the path through the cave and turn left to the viewing platform to see the lower Falls.

  • Head off the viewing platform and turn left to exit the cave a different way.

  • Turn left to return to the path, which proceeds to turn to the left.

  • At the sign, turn left to enter into the forest and follow the path as it drops down.

  • Take the sharp turn right onto the wooden walkway to the higher Falls.

  • After enjoying the Falls, continue along and climb the steps at the end of the walkway.

  • Turn left to join the path and start to decend down the hill.

  • Cross the footpath over the burn.

  • Follow the path down to the road.

  • Turn right to follow the same road you arrived on, to return to Lochside Cottage.

Relevant Links

For information about the clothing Andrew has been wearing in season four, click here.

Taymouth Marina is where Andrew and his family stayed for this walk.

Information about the great outdoors in Perth & Kinross.
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