Falls of Acharn

Approximate Length: 2km/1.5m
Approximate Height Gained: 120m
Nearest Town: Kenmore near Aberfeldy
Nearest Postcode: PH15 2HT

Spectacular wooded gorge with tumbling waterfalls.

The track starts close to the centre of Acharn Village on the south side of Loch Tay. This short, robust route heads away from the loch, ascending through a wooden gorge to a small man made cavern known as the ‘Hermit’s Cave’ and reputed to have been visited by Robert Burns and William Wordsworth in days gone by. Follow the tunnel though the cave and enjoy the breath-taking view of one of Perthshire’s finest waterfalls, cascading from above as well as the view up Loch Tay to the mighty Ben Lawers.Exiting the cave, continue up the track to a viewing platform to get a closer view of the burn tumbling over sculpted rock. As this is a circular route, continue along the track to return down the other side and view the Falls of Acharn from a different perspective.

Picture © Karen Vernon and licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence.

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Information found in Footprint Walking Guide - Aberfeldy, Kenmore, Loch Tay and Weem and Hallewell Pocket Walking Guide 'Walks North Perthshire', both available to purchase from Visitor Information Centres and other outlets