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guided hike

Walk to Secret Scottish Waterfall

guided hike

Walk to Secret Scottish Waterfall

Duration
3 hours
Group size
Up to 5 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English
guided hike

Walk to Secret Scottish Waterfall

guided hike

Walk to Secret Scottish Waterfall

Duration
3 hours
Group size
Up to 5 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

You will take a scenic drive through the countryside to our smallholding, which is hidden away, a short distance up a good forest track. Here you will meet your guides - Daniele and her 17 year old son Patrick. A bathroom is available. After a safety brief, equipment check and discussion of the route, you will drive a short way to the start of our secret 2 1/2 mile (4 km) waterfall walk - once well maintained and way marked, but now abandoned and forgotten . A shorter walk is available. The walk combines paths, steps, bridges and steep, rough terrain to negotiate. You will be immersed in the beauty of the woodland, walking by a tumbling river, curving this way and that, leading you deep into the forest. The forest is rich in wildlife - woodpecker, nuthatch, siskin, otter, red squirrel, pine marten, and wild salmon (in the Autumn). There are forest plants, trees and fungi to see. The waterfall is hidden until you round a bend, then you see it tumbling down the rock face in the distance. There are no barriers or tapes, so you can get up close and feel the cool spray on your face. After photographs, we will return to the car where tea/coffee/juice and scones/cake will be provided. In the event of bad weather or in the winter months tea and scones or mulled wine and mince pies will be served at the smallholding, where you can get cosy and relax in front of the log burning stove.

Your host

Learn more about Daniele

Daniele

15 years ago, I left the city and the word of corporate law behind, and moved to the Scottish Borders to run a small holding with my family. Here we keep hebridean sheep, connemara ponies, ducks and hens. We also welcome guests to stay, either in Curlew Cottage or The Wren's Nest, an eco Tiny House. As a family we are passionate about exploring the area where we live, and discovering new and special places. When we are not looking after our sheep, we love hill walking and mountain biking. Having co-written a walking booklet for the area (Roberton Walks), we have assisted our guests in exploring the area over the years. We have a detailed knowledge of the local terrain, weather patterns, local history and wildlife, and our own unique insight on the very best hidden places for you to enjoy.

What's included

Food
Tea/coffee/juice/scones/tray bakes served at the riverside (or if the weather is poor, we will warm up in front of the log…
Drinks
Tea/coffee/juice/water
Equipment
Walking poles and rucksacks.

Where you'll be

We will visit a secret waterfall, hidden in the forest. You are unlikely to meet anyone else on our adventure - as the area is sparsely populated, with only locals knowing of the route to the waterfall. As we walk through the forest, we are happy to share our local knowledge of the history and wildlife of area - including local farming/forestry practices.

Guest safety

Outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 5 guests ages 10 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age. Guests should be able to ascend/descend steps, cross low bridges and be comfortable around dogs. Occasionally a guest requests to bring a well behaved dog.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

More tips

Not suitable for those with mobility problems. Parts of the walk can be muddy and slippery in places, especially in the winter. You may wish to bring a change of socks/shoes in case of wet feet. We are happy for you to bring dogs as long as the other guests are happy with this.

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Daniele
Walk to Secret Scottish Waterfall
New experience
From $41/person
New experience
From $41/person