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Glen Mark - Queen's Well - Balnamoon's Cave Walk

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This is a very flat walk going up the eastern bank of the Water of Mark and returning down the western bank. The route is on good paths most of the way, but there are a couple of river crossings that can be tricky after a wet spell. From Invermark a Land-Rover track leads up Glen Mark for 4km to reach Queen's Well. After crossing the Ladder Burn a narrow path follows the riverbank into the narrowing glen and impressive crags tower on both sides. After passing a waterfall on a tributary stream, you reach the first major waterfall on the Water of Mark.  Depending on the water level, either cross on stepping-stones or jump a small gap in the rocks below the falls. Beyond the falls, seek out the elusive Balnamoon's Cave and then explore a second waterfall before turning back and following the western riverbank downstream. The return route closely follows the riverbank on a good path for all but 300 metres, where you must negotiate some deep heather. There is an optional detour on the return route to visit the tiny lochan Carlochy.  There is lots of wildlife to be seen on this walk and Glen Mark is a great area to spot adders sunbathing on a sunny day, so keep your eyes open.

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