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 waterfall walk - once well maintained and waymarked, but now abandoned and forgotten . The walk combines flat paths, as well as 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 is an array of flora and fauna, including wild orchids. The walk is 4 kilometers in total (2 and 1/2 miles). A slightly shorter route is possible. 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 complimentary tea/coffee/juice/scones/cake will be provided. In the event of bad weather, tea and scones will be served back at the smallholding, in front of the log burning stove!
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.
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…
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.
Things to keep in mind
For a full refund, cancel at least 7 days before the experience is scheduled to start or within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 5 guests aged 10 and up can attend.
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.
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.
Walk to Secret Scottish Waterfall
€31 / personNew experience
€31 / person