Falls of Acharn

The Falls of Acharn, a wonderful sight to behold, is approximately only 1 mile from the Village of Acharn.

The walk takes you up a farm track, which is steep in places, but it is definitely well worth the walk. When you arrive at the dark Hermit's Cave, enter and walk through the cave to reach this impressive wooded amphitheatre with viewpoint for the lower Falls, follow the signs to reach the upper gorge, with its own viewing platform, and finally the Upper Bridge. From the viewing platform you can see views north to Drummond Hill above Kenmore and the majestic Ben Lawers range.  The total height of The Falls of Acharn is 25.5m/80ft.

The best time to visit the Falls of Acharn is after heavy rainfall when the burn is in full spate, the sound is impressive to say the least.  Algae and Mosses grow on the stone slopes of the waterfall.

In summer the surrounding woodlands are alive with flocks of siskins and other bird and wildlife. Rabbits play in surrounding fields, Red Squirrel dance in the tree tops, you might even see a Pine Marten.

Falls of Acharn
Acharn Village
By Kenmore