GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Talla Reservoir and Waterfall

7 miles (11 km)

This walk visits Talla Reservoir and waterfall in the Scottish Borders near Biggar.
The walk starts from the roadside parking just east of the falls and the lake. Head west along the lane from here and you cross the bridge over Talla Water before coming to the waterfall.
Continue along the lane and Talla Water and you will soon come to the lake. On the eastern side of the reservoir there's a nice flat country lane suitable for walkers and cyclists. It runs right along the lake with nice views across the waters to the hills rising up on the opposite side.
It's easy to continue your waterside walking in the area by heading east to visit St Mary's Loch and Megget Reservoir. Camps Reservoir and Fruid Reservoir lie just to the west.
For more information on the construction and history of the site see the informative wikipedia page.


ML12 6QR - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Talla Reservoir OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Talla Reservoir Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


Bridge over Talla Water - - 1258793

Bridge over Talla Water. Passing under the bridge Talla Water forms several small waterfalls before flowing into Talla Reservoir at the bottom of the valley.

Waterfall on the Talla Water - - 1291682

Waterfall on the Talla Water

The Talla Water - - 1291730

The Talla Water. It does not run smoothly into the reservoir, as might seem from this picture. There is a drop of about 100m, and a distance of about 0.75km, from just above the middle of the picture.

Talla on a beautiful Spring day - - 1208566

Talla on a beautiful Spring day. Talla Linfoots Farm and the reservoir beyond.


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