This was such a great discovery today, this Waterfall is only 3 miles from where I live. I have lived here for over 30 years and only just knew about this beautiful spot. If I haven’t told you yet, I am an admirer of Waterfalls, I love the way they move, sound and look. Sitting by them makes me feel so relaxed and they are also great to photograph. Some say that because of the negative ions released by a waterfall, you can’t help but feeling happy when you’re near one. The “science” says that when the negative ions go into our bloodstream, it increases the production of serotonin, which is the happy chemical.
If you fancy a little wonder, this is quite easy to get to and from the near roadside just a short walk. If coming by car, you can either park in Abronhill or Wardpark area near Forest Road.
- We walked along the roadside from Wardpark and over the railway bridge, about 100 yards after the railway bridge there is a gap in the trees, walk up and you will see a fence with a wooden step over, climb over into the field.
- Once in the field you want to head to the Walton Burn that runs through, this you will need to cross. My advice is wear wellies or waterproof walking boots as your feet will get wet. Some bits of the burn are quite shallow. If it has been raining (which it does a lot in Scotland) the ground (field) will be very muddy too.
- Once across the burn you want to walk to your left through the field with the burn on your left until you see the brick wall and tree line. When you reach this you are at the top of the waterfall, which is on your left.
- You should see a mud path in front of you, from here head down towards the bottom of the waterfall. Please take care here as it can be slippery under foot when wet.