October 28, 2018

Veins of Tay

(Not just) waterfalls of the Scottish Tayside.

The river Tay has the largest discharge in the UK, and it is the Scottish longest. Many of its tributaries are streams all over the lower region of the Highlands. Mainly in northern Perthshire, they often have some nice waterfalls. Probably the most famous is Black Linn Falls, (pictured above) located near Dunkeld. Only a short walk from them are Braan Falls:

An about 30-minute drive will take you either to Aberfeldy, where you can admire this:

...or to the town of Pitlochry, with a neat Black Spout waterfall to the east...

...and Tummel Falls to the west:

Further north are Brurar Falls:

And just east of the Perthshire border is another cool one, Reekie Linn on the river Isla.

Each of the rivers has plenty of small, unnamed streams flowing into it, cascading along.

Waterfalls aren't the only interesting thing on the rivers. At Loch Tay is the Scottish Crannog Centre, which shows a reconstructed water-based dwelling from the Iron Age:


The mentioned north Perthshire serves as a bridge between Highlands and Lowlands and given the number of rivers here, there are loads of literal bridges worth checking:

A Pedestrian and a highway (A9) bridges above river Tummel. Both of these are used by cliff jumpers to dive down.

Stone bridge over Braan ravine in east Ballinlick. Super atmospheric place!

Gary bridge..

That cage suspended on the bottom is a permanent bungee jump platform. It is the first of its kind constructed in the UK.

The Hermitage

And of course, bridges on the Tay itself:

Dunkeld, from 1809.

Smeaton's Bridge in Perth, built in 1771.

Also Dundee

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Thanks for reading!

Published by: Jakub Stepanovic in Collections



    October 29, 2018 at 20:02

    Kubko páčilo sa mi to. Je tu snami aj tvoja mama,srdečne Ťa pozdravujeme.

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