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Aberfeldy's waterfalls

A leisurely walk (riverside) in Perthshire, Scotland, about 2.85km (1.77 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 1:15h. It is unsuitable for families with children, prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Gain 152m (498ft)
Loss 150m (492ft)
Max. Elevation 280m (918ft)
Elevation (total) 302m (990ft)
Start & End
Aberfeldy
Distance 2.85km
(1.77mi)
Duration ~1:15
Difficulty  
Leisurely
Car Free Walks TeamCreated by Timwoods on 10 Feb 2010
Show me a book of walks in Scotland without this classic in, and I'll buy you a treble single malt. Possibly. It's a much-loved classic, famous for inspiring the poet Robert Burns to muse about the 'Birks of Aberfeldy'. The birks refer to the series of waterfalls that you will pass as you wander through the rich woodland along the Moness Burn. Aberfeldy has good bus connections, and makes a good base for exploring the Loch Tay region: www.aberfeldy.co.uk

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Waypoints

OS Grid NN855486
From the town centre, head for the Crieff Road (A826), look for the car park, from where the path starts. Feel suitably proud of yourself for coming by bus.
Signpost About 0.17 km (~0.11 miles) from
OS Grid NN855485
A sign marks the way to the Moness Falls Nature Trail. That's the way to go...
Along by the Birks About 0.36 km (~0.22 miles) from
OS Grid NN855481
The path follows through the well-preserved natural woodland of Moness Den, which inspired Robert Burns. The spot where he sat and pondered is marked (although how anyone knows exactly where it was is unclear).
Moness Falls About 0.90 km (~0.56 miles) from
OS Grid NN852473
The path is well-maintained - lots of people come here - and you need to keep heading along as the gorge gets steeper. Towards the top of the gorge are the Moness Falls.
Back to Aberfeldy About 0.38 km (~0.24 miles) from
OS Grid NN853476
Retrace your steps back to the village. Good times to visit the falls, if possible, are very early morning or evening, when fewer people are about. The woodland is even more special when experienced in solitude.
Back to Aberfeldy About 1.04 km (~0.65 miles) from
OS Grid NN854486
Return to Aberfeldy for the bus home or a wee dram.

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