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Big Burn dog walk, Scotland


A stunning circular walk along a babbling river, criss-crossing it several times before arriving at an impressive waterfall. Return via a woodland trail.


GPS coords for car park: 57.9790, -3.9627 What3Words: ///infringe.conjured.extremes  This walk is right on the main A9 in Golspie but apparently rarely visited. If heading north on the A9, the car park is signed after the main part of the village down a short track on the left, just after the Sutherland Arms and before the bridge over the burn.


There is a map in the car park (see photo), showing the route of the walk, which is about 2 miles long. Half way up, it's worth taking the very short detour, a right fork in the path after the 5th footbridge, and going to the end of the boardwalk to peer around the corner...
Return to the main path and continue the walk, past (and possibly around) the skating pond, then back to the car park.
The walk has some steep parts, but the path is well maintained.

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23 October 2019

A beautiful walk. One of our favourites

A gentle walk to a lovely waterfall. So peaceful. You can extend it by leaving at the top of the waterfall and heading in to The Backies and across and down the hill to Dunrobin Railway Station and across the A9 to the castle grounds, down to the beach and back to the car park.

Edited: 9th April 2024. The details of this listing may have changed, and though the Driving with Dogs team do our best to confirm the accuracy of every listing, we cannot guarantee that the details are fully up to date and accurate. If you know that any aspect of this listing is incorrect, please suggest an edit to let us know.