At the North end of Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, hidden in woodland is The Falls of Falloch. This 30ft waterfall is gorgeous and easily accessible from the A82, which makes it a popular picnic spot.
Also for those hardy souls it is an area that attracts wild swimmers who take full advantage of the great plunge pool at the base, into which people dive and swim, as well as those who prefer a bit more of an adrenaline rush, as the spot is well used by kayakers. There are more pools for the less adventurous, about 100 metres further downstream as the river flows through Glen Falloch, and eventually into Loch Lomond.
It is said that Rob Roy took advantage of its invigorating waters and would jump in an effort to clear his hangovers! Hence the name ‘Rob Roy’s Bathtub’.
Also immortalised in 1803 Dorothy Wordsworth, put quill to paper 1803 writng that Glen Falloch should be known as ‘The Vale of Awful Noise’ although of the Falls she wrote: ‘did not appear to come this way or that, from any particular quarter: it was everywhere, almost, one might say, as if “exhaled” through the whole surface of the green earth’.