Big Burn Walk near Golspie, Sutherland
My wife and I have often holidayed at Grannies Heilan Hame, near Dornoch in Sutherland, Scotland. There is a fantastic caravan park there with great facilities, and the golden sand of Embo beach.
We use Grannies as our base and head out to see the sights in the local area. On one occasion we visited Dunrobin Castle, which was a fantastic day out… but then we spotted signs for something called “The Big Burn Walk”. It was right next to Dunrobin Castle so we thought we would go and have a look.
What we found was a really enjoyable walk through a forested gorge, with paths, multiple bridges, and many waterfalls… but the walk culminates at the end with a huge flowing waterfall. There is a specially built viewing platform so you can get closer and get a better view of the falls. The walk is worth the reward - it really is stunning.
Photography at the Big Burn Walk
The main photograph on this page was taken at one of the smaller waterfalls on the big burn walk, the light hit the water vapour perfectly to create the rainbow. There are many opportunities on this walk for photography, not only of the burn and the waterfalls but of wildlife too.
Other information on the Big Burn Walk
The walk is ideal for dogs, but unfortunately is not suitable for wheelchair access.
Conditions: Mostly clear woodland paths, but can be muddy if it has rained a lot. There are bridges with steps and some steep slopes.
Distance: About 1.7 miles.