Lynn Glen Circular, Dalry

This short circular walk around the Caaf Water is packed with unexpected ‘fairy’ surprises hidden within a tranquil wooded glen. The gorge is designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest because of the unique and interesting rocks it contains. Perfect for families and for anyone who likes waterfalls!

Technical sheet
No. 19599138
A North Ayshire walk posted on 24/02/22 by Gillian's Walks. Update : 04/05/22
Calculated time Calculated time: 0h40[?]
Distance Distance : 1.87km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 33m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 32m
Highest point Highest point : 64m
Lowest point Lowest point : 30m
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : North Ayshire
Starting point Starting point : N 55.701071° / W 4.727531°
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Waterfall in Lynn Glen

Description

(D/A) The walk starts from the car park at Lynn Bridge, Dalry (KA24 4JT). Leave the car park and turn right onto the main road.

(1) Cross over Lynn Bridge and just past the traffic lights there is a gate on your right which leads into Lynn Glen.

Follow the footpath (West) clockwise through the woodlands to pass a series of waterfalls, wood carvings, and fairy doors with the river on your right-hand side. After 0.5 miles (800m), cross over the river via the footbridge and at the next junction, keep right (North West) to follow a footpath back into the woods with the river still on your right-hand side. Another 0.5 miles (800m) along, you will emerge at a cluster of cottages on High Lynn.

(2) Continue ahead along the lane and look out for a gate on your right signposted for the picnic area. Passing through here leads back to the car park at Lynn Bridge. (D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : km 0 - alt. 31m - Lynn Bridge Car Park, Dalry (KA24 4JT)
1 : km 0.09 - alt. 33m - Lynn Glen Trail
2 : km 1.81 - alt. 31m - Signpost "Picnic Area"
D/A : km 1.87 - alt. 32m - Lynn Bridge Car Park, Dalry (KA24 4JT)

Useful Information

Parking: Lynn Bridge car park (D) is small and can get busy at peak times (weekends, school holidays, etc) so arrive early to avoid disappointment / car share where possible.

Terrain: The paths can be muddy at times and there are several sets of stairs.

Temporary arrangements: At the time of my visit (August 2020) there was a one-way system in place for this walk due to COVID-19 so the Description takes that into consideration. There is also signage on-site.

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Visorando and this author cannot be held responsible in the case of accidents or problems occuring on this walk.

During the walk or to do/see around

  • Fairy doors
  • Wood carvings
  • Waterfalls (largest is Lynn Spout)
  • Troll Bridge
  • Peden's Point - a sandstone outcrop overlooking the Caaf Burn from which fugitive Covenanter Alexander Peden is rumoured to have secretly preached back in the 1600s.
  • Wishing tree
  • Fairy hunt
  • Picnic area with benches

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