GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Clashnessie Falls Walk

2 miles (3 km)

This walk visits Clashnessie Falls and Clashnessie Bay in the Assyntarea ofSutherland, on the north west coast of Scotland.
The walk starts from a roadside parking area north east of the falls. You can then head west and then south east towards the Clais an Eas burn to reach the falls. The 15m high falls are an impressive sight after rain.
The walk also passes the lovely Clashnessie Bay where there's a small sandy beach with a mild microclimate, due to the closeness of the Atlantic Ocean Gulf Stream.
To continue your walking in the area you could head north west to visit The Old Man of Stoer, a spectacular sea stack with whale and dolphin spotting opportunites.

Clashnessie Falls OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Clashnessie Falls Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

To the south east there's waterside trails and the 15th century Ardvreck Castle to visit at Loch Assynt. Also not far is Eas a' Chual Aluinn, the highest waterfall in the UK.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Clashnessie Falls - geograph.org.uk - 4946481

Clashnessie Falls

Waterfall Near Clashnessie - geograph.org.uk - 1108774

Waterfall Near Clashnessie

Rough pasture at Clashnessie Bay - geograph.org.uk - 910567

Rough pasture at Clashnessie Bay

Clasnessie Bay - geograph.org.uk - 242980

Clasnessie Bay

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ClashnessieBay and de-crofted house. Clashnessiederives its name from the Gaelicclais an easaidh, meaning glen (clais) of the (an) waterfall (easaidh), referring to the waterfall at the head of the shallow glen in which most of the houses stand.

Clashnessie viewed from the beach - geograph.org.uk - 1022732

Clashnessie viewed from the beach

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GPS Files

GPX File

Clashnessie Falls.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)