We’re all bored of this coronavirus carry on, so here’s five things that we can’t wait to visit once the lockdown is lifted.

Black Linn Falls

The Black Linn falls, above, at the Hermitage is one of Scotland’s most beloved waterfalls. Surrounding the water are some of the tallest trees in the country, and it’s not hard to be enchanted as you explore the surrounding woodlands. Visitors also have the chance to view the thundering falls from Ossian’s Hall – built as a shrine to Scotland’s third century blind Bard. For wildlife lovers, there’s the chance to see salmon leaping up the falls.

The Hermitage, near Dunkeld,


Linn of Quoich

Often referred to as The Devil’s Punchbowl, the rocks have been carved by the water over the course of hundreds of years to create a round shape that resembles a punch bowl. The water can be quite menacing at times but the views are magnificent. From the top of the falls, the views stretch out across the Cairngorms. The water is only a short walk from the car park at the end of the public road at Allanquoich. While you’re in the area, why not get a taste of royalty and pay a visit to the Crathie Kirk where the royals worship.

River Quoich, Ballater

Loup of Fintry

The Loup of Fintry waterfall flows into the River Endrick, two miles from Fintry village. Even at 94ft high, the waterfall is not one of Scotland’s highest, but it is definitely one of the most spectacular. The waterfall is best seen after a prolonged period of rain – which is almost guaranteed in the Scottish spring/summertime. While you’re in the area, why not stop by the Glengoyne Whisky distillery for a guided tour or whisky tasting or prolong your walk and head to Mugdock Country Park and cover some of its 260 hectares.

Loup of Fintry, Fintry, B8181, G63 0XH

Mealt Falls

Mealt Falls is Skye’s 180ft waterfall and is both stunning and terrifying in equal measures. The water feeds in from the nearby Mealt Loch and plummets over the edge at ferocious speeds into the Sound of Raasay, which is connected to The Minch. Skye’s Kilted Rock cliff, named after its pleated appearance, and the falls can be viewed from the Trotternish peninsula. An extensive collection of dinosaur remains have been found along the coast.

Mealt Falls, Portree, IV51 9JE

Fairy Glen Falls

Living up to its fairy tale title, the Fairy Glen is on the south coast of the Black Isle. Alongside two waterfalls, the area boasts its own fairies. In previous years this waterfall was the setting for fairy ceremonies which saw children decorating the springs with flowers to persuade the fairy population to keep the water clean. The Fairy Glen is also home to an RSPB nature reserve. Exploring the magical broadleaf woodland, keep an eye out for buzzards circling overhead or a grey heron stalking fish in the burn.

Rosemarkie, Fortrose, IV10 8SJ

Charlotte Cohen