Falls of Dochart, Killin
Scotland has a number of beautiful waterfalls, with many fine examples of these within Loch Lomond & The Trossachs. The Falls of Dochart is most definitely a spectacular waterfall and well worth a visit. The Falls of Dochart contrasts with the others though, as whilst waterfalls tend to be in isolated spots these falls run through the centre of a village. This and the way that the falls spread adds to the setting and the drama.
The village is Killin, which is located close to the edge of the National Park. Depending on the levels of recent rainfall the look of the falls can vary considerably. When looking to get up close the falls and depending on your level of bravery you can scramble on the rocks around the falls, but beware they can be slippy and you wouldn't want to fall in!
Bridge of Dochart
The Bridge over the falls was first built in 1764, having to be re-built in 1834 after a flood. You can view the falls from the bridge, however it is quite narrow and there will be cars looking to cross the bridge.
Originating from Loch Dochart, near Crianlarich the River Docharts journey beyond Killin is into nearby Loch Tay.
Celebrating Park People
You can see more of the falls and the Killin area in the short film below. This is the story of local resident and business owner Dani Grant, she was featured in a mini-series of films - Celebrating Park People & Their Stories. We produced these films for conservation and heritage charity The Friends of Loch Lomond & The Trossachs.
This article and accompanying photographs are by Paul Saunders for See Loch Lomond. Visit Paul’s other websites, Paul Saunders Marketing & Paul Saunders Photography, for his marketing, photography & video services in Loch Lomond and beyond.
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