Autumn, with more frequent rainfall, is often a stunning time for waterfalls, with the the glorious colour of the foliage adding even more drama. In this week’s pictorial blog, we’re featuring our photographer, Lorne’s, favourite waterfalls from this spectacular time of year. Many are from Perthshire, where he lives – and an amazing spot to capture this autumnal wonder.
Take a moment to enjoy the video above of the thunderous Black Linn falls on the River Braan at the Hermitage. The falls are best viewed from the folly of Ossian’s Hall. The surrounding beautiful woodland was originally designed as a pleasure ground in the 18th century for the Dukes of Atholl and is now owned by the National Trust for Scotland.
The gorgeous Falls of Acharn near Loch Tay are pictured above. To see the falls, it’s just a one-mile walk from the village of Acharn – but you’ll have to walk through the dark Hermit’s Cave to reach the falls!
Pictured above is autumnal woodland and the Urlar burn at the Birks of Aberfeldy (birks is the Scotch word for birch), part of a popular walk on the outskirts of Aberfeldy. A visit here in 1787 inspired Robbie Burns to write a song entitled, unsurprisingly, The Birks of Aberfeldy.
The stunning picture above is of Bonnington Linn on the River Clyde in the Clyde Valley Woodlands National Nature Reserve. Scotland’s oldest and richest forest lies hidden in dramatic gorges throughout the Clyde Valley; the trees survived for hundreds of years relatively undisturbed, as the steep gorges didn’t allow timber to be harvested.
We couldn’t resist including another view (above) of the thundering waterfalls on the River Braan, a tributary of the Tay, near Dunkeld.
Finally, here are two last stunners. Pictured on the left is autumnal woodland and the Ular burn at the Birks of Aberfeldy, and on the right is the Black Spout waterfall on the Edradour Burn.