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Loup of Fintry

This waterfall is one of the most spectacular natural features in the Scottish Lowlands. 


The Loup of Fintry is a remarkable waterfall that lies on the River Endrick, around two miles east of Fintry, a small village nestled between the Campsie Fells and the Fintry Hills. The River Endrick covers a large drainage basin in the west of the Stirling district and carries on to flow to the eastern end of Loch Lomond.  

At a height of 94 feet (28 meters), water cascades down multiple levels of rock before flowing down to the valley below. Upstream lies the Carron Valley Reservoir, holding much of the catchment of water from the river, meaning, to appreciate the scale and beauty of this natural feature it is best to visit after a period of heavy rain or snow. 

The name originates from the Scottish word “Loup,” meaning “leap” and for those who visit to observe the strong flow of water leaping over the rock’s edge, the name given to the Loup of Fintry can truly be appreciated. 

Know Before You Go

The waterfall is signposted two miles east of Fintry on the B818 road. There is a small lay-by with room for a few cars and a gate that is signposted towards the waterfall. From here it's a five-minute walk to the top of the waterfall. Take care in wet conditions as the path can get muddy and slippery. 

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