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Glenashdale Falls | Hidden Waterfall in Scotland

Updated: Mar 6

Glenashdale Falls has been around for over 20 years, and we're still surprised how it's still not a popular attraction in Scotland! There is even a newly-built viewing platform which is just over the falls to give a very clear view of the double falls. The falls part into a plunge pool which is perfect for a quick dip.


Image of Glenashdale Falls in Scotland.
Photo taken by @scotland.in.view via Instagram.

We recommend doing the walk as you'll get to see Glenashdale Falls as well as Giant's Grave. Our preferable way of doing the way is to do it anti-clockwise which allows you to have a long steady walk to the waterfall and then onto the Giant's Grave with a steep descent.

Lovely. About 40 mins in each direction for a moderately fit 60 year old. Couple of slopes but nothing major especially if you take your time. Nice falls with picnic table at the top – Google Review

Glenashdale Falls is spectacular especially after a day of heavy rain, and is often described as one of the best in Scotland (though not many people know about it!). It's a great photo opportunity for all you photographers out there, and it's definitely one to visit the next time you visit Scotland.


FAQs/Things to know before visiting Glenashdale Falls


1) Where is Glenashdale Falls located?

Glenashdale Falls is located on the Isle of Arran, which is part of Scotland's Firth of Clyde.


2) What makes Glenashdale Falls a hidden gem?

Glenashdale Falls is considered a hidden gem due to its secluded location amidst the scenic landscape of the Isle of Arran. The waterfall offers visitors a tranquil and picturesque setting away from more popular tourist attractions.


3) How do I get to Glenashdale Falls?

Visitors can access Glenashdale Falls by following a hiking trail from the village of Whiting Bay on the Isle of Arran. The trail leads through Glenashdale Forest and along the Glenashdale Burn to the waterfall.


4) Is there an entrance fee to visit Glenashdale Falls?

There is no entrance fee to hike to Glenashdale Falls, as it is located within the public-access area of Glenashdale Forest.


5) What can I expect to see at Glenashdale Falls?

At Glenashdale Falls, visitors can enjoy the sight and sound of the cascading water as it flows over the rocky ledges into a pool below. The area is surrounded by lush vegetation and offers opportunities for relaxation, photography, and wildlife observation.


6) Are guided tours available for Glenashdale Falls?

While guided tours may not be specifically available for Glenashdale Falls, there are guided hikes and tours offered on the Isle of Arran that may include visits to this area.


7) Is Glenashdale Falls suitable for families and children?

Glenashdale Falls can be suitable for families and children, but the hike to reach it may be moderately challenging and may not be suitable for very young children or those with mobility issues.


8) Are dogs allowed at Glenashdale Falls?

Dogs are allowed on the hiking trails leading to Glenashdale Falls, but they must be kept on a lead at all times and owners should clean up after them.


9) Are there facilities or amenities near Glenashdale Falls?

There are limited facilities near Glenashdale Falls, with the nearest amenities located in the village of Whiting Bay. Visitors are advised to come prepared with food, water, and any other necessities for their hike.


10) What is the best time to visit Glenashdale Falls?

Glenashdale Falls can be visited all year-round, but it is particularly beautiful during the spring and summer months when the vegetation is lush and the waterfall is flowing at its fullest. However, the area can also be visited in the autumn and winter for a quieter experience amidst the stunning landscape of the Isle of Arran.



Image of Glenashdale Falls in Scotland.
Photo taken by @garydempsterphotography via Instagram.

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