These attractions on the south side of Loch Tay provide a good half-day excursion when visiting the Aberfeldy and Kenmore area. The Falls of Acharn are reached via an attractive trail up one side of the burn and back down the other, and the main viewpoint is revealed after a walk through a tunnel! It is a magical experience.
If you wish you can go through a gateway into another world at the Crannog visitor centre, leading back to the iron age. It's at Kenmore, just a mile or so from Acharn. You can walk between the two, or there's parking at both locations.
- An ideal outing with young children!
- I'll remember most the stories of an ancient way of life in the Crannog
- The best bit was emerging into the dramatic viewpoint at the falls
- The other surprise was the road sign to take care, red squirrels crossing
- There are no words of warning
Contributed by Andrew Llanwarne< Back to Scotland page for links to other stories
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|Location||Near Kenmore, south side of Loch Tay, Perthshire|
|Date walked||7 July & 28 December 2006|
|Walk type||Countryside and easy hill walks|
|Difficulty||Suitable for anyone with reasonable fitness|
|Distance||2km / 1.5 miles|
|Height climbed||120m / 400 ft approx|
|Time taken||1 hrs 0 mins|
|Map used||OS Landranger 51: Loch Tay|
|Walk source info||From the map - but it's described in Hallewall Pocket Walking Guide to North Perthshire.|
|Getting there||By car from Dundee via Ballinluig on the A9, then A827 through Aberfeldy to Kenmore|
|Places to stay||Many hotels and guest houses in the area. We stayed at Fortingall Hotel, Glen Lyon|