GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Falls of Dochart

1 miles (2 km)

This short walk takes you from the town of Killin to the beautiful Falls of Dochart. You start in the town centre and follow a footpath through the town and along the River Dochart to the falls. It's a lovely setting with the white water crashing against rocks and flowing around the pretty Islands of Inchbuie. The river is surrounded by attractive woodland, with the lovely backdrop of the Highland Mountains. You can also visit the old watermill and cross the pretty little bridge over the river for even better views in both directions.
The Falls are located at the western end of Loch Tay so it's easy to extend your walk and visit the loch from Killin. The long distance Rob Roy Way walk also runs past the falls so you could pick this up to extend your outing.

Postcode

FK21 8SL - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Falls of Dochart OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Falls of Dochart Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

Head to the aptly named Falls of Dochart Inn for some post walk refreshments. The inn is set in a great location next to the falls. You can sit outside and relax listening to the rushing water. Inside there's a cosy interior with a wood burning fire for colder weather. The inn has some history too, dating all the way back to the 1700s when it was previously a blacksmiths. You can find the inn at postcode FK21 8SL for your sat navs.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The Killin to Callander Cycle Route starts in the town and passes the falls. The route runs along a disused railway line through beautiful Glen Ogle. As such most of the route is also suitable for walkers. Pick it up at the falls and then head south west through the forest towards the pretty Lochan Lairg Cheile to extend your exercise.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs Walks page.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Falls of Dochart - geograph.org.uk - 914291

The Falls of Dochart viewed from the road bridge in Killin.

Falls of Dochart - geograph.org.uk - 669131

View of the River Dochart, taken from just below the road through Killin, looking downstream across the Falls towards the bridge of the same name.

Tranquility at the Falls of Dochart - geograph.org.uk - 1364695

Tranquility at the Falls

Falls of Dochart Inn - geograph.org.uk - 543336

Falls of Dochart Inn. A nice choice for a drink and a bite to eat after your walk.

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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