Outthere Campervans

Nov
30
2014

Waterfalls of Scotland

by Jennifer Watson

We love a bit of a 90s vibe here are Outthere Campers but we’ve come to the conclusion Girl Group TLC can’t ever have visited Scotland as we would most definitely suggest chasing waterfalls is on your to do list.

A rugged coastline, stunning mountains, a tranquil loch – all breathtaking sights around Scotland but when it comes to natural beauty combined with raw power, it’s hard to beat a waterfall.  There are opportunities a-plenty to see them all around Scotland – made all the easier if you can just jump in your very own motorhome and hit any road that takes your fancy.

One of Britain’s highest waterfalls, known as The Gloomy Falls and The Forbidding Falls, is the Falls of Glomach. The impressive 371ft falls can be reached following a 2.5-mile walk from the village of Dorusduain, close to Loch Duich in Ross-shire. This is the kind of outing perfect for campervanning. A bracing walk, impressive sights, and the kettle on when you get back to base.

For a slightly more relaxed excursion we’d recommend the Falls of Dochart. Located at the west end of Loch Tay, Killin you can drive right up the these falls. Once there take a stroll across The Bridge of Dochart which offers a view of the falls as they cascade over the rocks before heading across the road to the Falls of Dochart Inn for a bite to eat.

The Grey Mare’s Tail has been billed as one of the most dramatic waterfalls in Scotland. Plunging over 300 feet in a series of falls, one of which resembles the tail of a great Grey Mare, you can find this incredible sight in the south of Scotland between Selkirk and Moffat.

 

To make the most of what are the fifth highest falls in the UK, take a ten minute walk for spectacular views of the fall, which cascades from Loch Skeen into the Moffat Water Valley from a rocky precipice above.

If you like a bit of cake with your scenery, when heading up the A9, a stop into the legendary House of Bruar is a must. Here, you can take a walk around the picturesque Falls of Bruar (where you might happen across some canyoning) and then head to the House of Bruar for a well deserved cuppa and a spot of shopping.