Acharn walk has some fantastic views of the falls above Acharn
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The Archarn Falls
Walk is about 1 mile if you got straight up and
down from the village
walk has some really fabulous views of the falls above
the village of Acharn, which is a short distance from the
Scottish Crannog Centre on the south of Loch Tay Road just outside
the village of Kenmore. The upper falls have a superb timber
walkway constructed by the Officers and men of the 202 Field
Squadron RE (V) in June 1989, which I am sure you will be
grateful for, when you get there. There is also a 'Hermits Cave'
I suspect constructed by the Victorians as a kind of folly.
your car or bikes in the village of Acharn, just near the signpost "Falls of Acharn, Circular Walk" directing you
the walk. You will follow a rough farm track up the side of the
glen above the village. It is a steepish climb, nothing too
steep that a vehicle could not do.
will come to a sign saying "Hermit's Cave" follow the short path
and enter the cave. You have to pass through the cave to get to
the viewing platform. The cave is quite dark inside (if you have
a torch you might appreciate it especially on a dark day) with
the passage ways designed in the form of a 'T' with the central
leg of the T leading out on the the
platform for the lower falls. These falls are by far the largest
'drop' of those you will see on this walk.
Continue your walk after the Hermits cave
along the road and you will come to another sign saying "Viewing
and "Upper Bridge". Go to the viewing platform, completed by the Field Squadron previously mentioned. the
day I was there (Early August) there had not been much rain, so
the Acharn Burn did not have much water flowing
down it. I can see why the locals say this is a very special
walk when it rains, or in winter when the burn is in
Now you can go back up the path to the upper
bridge or cross over the viewing platform and make your way down
the hill- side back the Acharn village. The path on this
side of the walk is fairly rough in places so be careful. The
Upper Bridge is the road bridge for the farm vehicles, it is
nothing too special to see but you might like
to go on up anyway as it is only a very short distance up from
the viewing platform.
This walk is best done after there has been
some heavy rain to see the falls in their full glory. I can see
why locals think this walk is very satisfying.
The Clunie walk - Pitlochry / The Craigower walk - Pitlochry / Drummond Hill walk - Kenmore / Falls of Acharn walk - Kenmore / The Fungarth walk - Dunkeld / Glen Banvie walk - Blair Atholl / Glen Tilt walk - Blair Atholl