I visited these Falls after torrential rain in the previous couple of days – almost an inch at home on Boxing Day, the 26th. Roads had been closed and there were still deep pools of water and lots of gravel had been washed over the road.
To finish 2014, it was back to long exposure images of waterfalls. Unfortunately I didn’t take my tripod on this walk so I was limited in viewpoints to where there were convenient rocks to put the camera on.
Christmas day 2014 was beautiful, so I drive to Pitlochry and walked up past Black Spout waterfall to Eradour Distillery, across the fields to Moulin, back down to the town and along the river back to the car. Then I drove home via the south side of Loch Tummel and Aberfeldy, with a short diversion along the Shiehallion car park road.
The day after the night before is great for walking as there are so few people about. I saw less than a handful on the track from the car park at Linn of Dee on my way to and from the Chest of Dee. The roads were pleasantly empty as well. Apparently this is also a wonderful wild swimming spot, but not in the middle of winter on a none-to-warm day!
Another wonderful set of falls in Scotland, though apparently not as dramatic as before Loch Faskelly was created to hold water for the hydro power station at Pitlochry. I parked at the Garry Bridge and it’s a very attractive walk alongside the Garry to the north side of the falls.