Sunday morning we enjoyed a leisurely breakfast at our B&B, then drove to the parking area for Bracklinn Falls on the outskirts of Callander. The area was quite lush with moss and other plants and the weather was a perfect temperature for a hike in the woods.
The path to the falls is fairly easy, and the views are well worth it.
Next we headed into the park along Loch Venachar and along the way we saw several famously furry Highland Cattle.
We eventually made our way to Little Fawn Falls, just north of Aberfoyle. The main trail starts at the David Marshall Lodge which had a small parking fee of around $3US for two hours. After a 15 min walk we were down to the photogenic falls.
mirrored people art installation
Next, we stopped in the nearby town of Aberfoyle to ask at the tourism office about another waterfall in the area. To our surprise we found out that we just had an alternate set of directions to the waterfall we just visited… however, the tourism folks were able to point us to a different waterfall next to the Inversnaid Hotel, about 40 minutes away. With a new map and directions we set out to find it.
Much of the road to Inversnaid was single lane with muddy shoulders, so Leandra had her attention on the road, but we definitely enjoyed the drive through the beautiful scenery.
From here we drove south to our final destination, Balloch Castle.
our rental car on a country road
The wind was picking up and the temperature was dropping when we arrived at Balloch so we took a few photos and hustled back to the car. From here we drove to Stirling for dinner, the subject of our final Scotland post.