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Falls Of Acharn Walk

1 miles (1.6 km)

This walk visits the delightful Falls of Acharn in the village of Acharn in Perthshire.
You can follow a footpath south from the village to reach the photogenic falls. Here you can view the falls and the impressive ravine through a Victorian 'Hermit's Cave'. On the way you can enjoy some fine views across the fields to Ben Lawers. The area also includes pretty heather and an ancient stone circle with views to the Cairngorms beyond Loch Tay. Look out for wildlife including buzzards and other woodland birds as you make your way along the paths.
The village sits on the southern side of Loch Tay where you can enjoy more fine waterside walks and cycle rides. You can also pick up the Aberfeldy to Kenmore Riverside Walk just to the east at nearby Kenmore.


PH15 2HS - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Falls Of Acharn OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

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Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


View from the grotto, Falls of Acharn - - 4873716

View from the grotto, Falls of Acharn. To enhance the viewing experience of the largest waterfall, the 3rd Earl of Breadalbane had the ‘hermits cave’ build in the 1760s, so that visitors could emerge from the dark to the stunning view of the waterfall.

Ben Lawers from a field above Acharn - - 756169

Ben Lawers from a field above Acharn

Upper Falls of Acharn (2) - - 4873734

Upper Falls of Acharn. William Wordsworthis known to have visited the falls in 1803 with his sisterDorothy, who noted in her diary the "very beautiful prospect" available of Loch Tay from the falls.

Acharn - - 2565996

Acharn village

Acharn stone circle - - 4238981

Acharn stone circle

Acharn Burn - - 4245369

Acharn Burn


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