Cairnfield Waterfall

Written by Chris Thornton | 3rd of July 2021
Waterfall near Cairnfield House

On the back roads between Drybridge and Clochan in Moray is a little hidden waterfall on the burn of Cairnfield, some distance from Cairnfield House.

It’s a nice little spot off the beaten track that is good for a photo and experimenting with long exposures to change how the water looks.

At the otherside of the road from the waterfall, if you follow the burn you will see a destroyed railway viaduct bridge. The bridge was used as target practice for bombers in world war 2.

This area is very wild and there are some very steep inclines here, be very careful. Park near the small bridge on the road and follow the burn to either the waterfall to the south or the viaduct to the north and you should be safe.

All information was correct at the time of writing, please check things like entry costs and opening times before you arrive.

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27th of February 2022 @ 12:02:56

Hi Ian, Some great pics you've posted there. I used to play in the valley between the waterfalls - great potential for swings over the burn! I will need to go up and follow the burn to see this other waterfall.

27th of February 2022 @ 06:43:20

Hi Chris, thanks for return comment. I put three photos on Scotlands scenery Facebook page. So if you go on site. Theirs the upper fall you've got, plus the lower double fall you've not seen. Plus a photo of ruined viaduct. I put on at 6.30 am this morning if go on Facebook scenery you might have to scroll down a bit as popular. They've had to limit 3 photos per user because of that. Ta Ian

26th of February 2022 @ 16:34:13

Hi Ian, that's interesting, I didn't know about the double waterfall.

26th of February 2022 @ 16:25:58

theirs two waterfalls one north of the bridge which looks like your photo and a substantial double waterfall ten minutes walk down the cairnfield burn from bridge.the viaduct endpiece, the stonework looks excellent still.