In the Trossachs

The Bracklinn Falls are an impressive waterfall, located in the Highland Boundary Fault zone just outside Callendar in the Trossachs. The prevailing rock is diamiction till, so not quite the psammit or semi-pelite characteristic of the Highlands, but close enough. The Keltie Water is responsible for eroding the rock into some chunky shapes.

Starting at the Falls, there is a loop walk of a few miles up the far side of the river, through artificial monoculture forest, and back along the road down to the carpark. On the way are two notable features: Eas na Callich[sic] gorge, a smaller waterfall upstream of Bracklinn

…and a wonderful view of distant mountains, mostly Meall Odhar, covered in snow:

To round off the day, I went for a further drive through the Trossachs, along the A821 (Duke’s Pass); on a corner of Loch Achray there was a lovely view of Ben Venue in the light across the water.

Not bad, as first real outing with new cameras go… 🙂