Bracklin Falls, Callander

Bracklin Falls, Callander, Scotland

This evening, I am focusing on Bracklin Falls near Callander in Stirlingshire, Central Scotland.

The name Bracklin is derived from the Gaelic words for speckled( breac) and pool (linn).

The falls owe their origin to a geological fault which the Keltie Burn (river) has enlarged by eroding the underlying soft puddingstone rocks to form a high-walled gorge.

Bracklin Falls, Callander

Bracklin Falls, Callander, Scotland

Appearances can be deceptive. The modest summer water flows can be transformed to a raging torrent after heavy rainfall and/or snow melts. In 2004 the flow was of sufficient strength and volume to wash away an iron bridge, which has since been replaced with a new bridge made from Larch and Douglas Fir.

New Bridge at Bracklin Falls

New Bridge at Bracklin Falls, Callander

The falls are located in a pleasant spot, entailing a 1 km walk through wooded scenery from a car park which itself is about 1 km from the town of Callander. Definitely worth a visit when in the area.

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