Visit the Devil’s Pulpit at Finnich Glen

For novice/experienced adventure seekers! Are you looking for somewhere in Scotland that brings that otherworldly feeling down your spine? The type of place that movie sets often try to recreate, but sometimes it is right on our doorstep. The Devil’s Pulpit near Loch Lomond is such a place! It is a unique gorge of sandstone, that is unfortunately not easily accessible, however, it isn’t too long in duration. The descent into the area is often slippery and is recommended to only try on a dry day. You will be greeted by a river, reached by walking down the famous “Devil’s steps”.

How do I get to the Devils Pulpit from Glasgow?

Driving may be the easiest way to get to Finnich Glen, However, First bus operates their B9 service and this stop is a short walk from the Gorge.

One of the first things visitors may notice is the water in the river being blood red! This isn’t a rare phenomenon, the sandstone covering the area acts as a dye in the water when running off in rain. Eventually, visitors will find the Devil’s Pulpit, an ancient area where the devil is said to have addressed his followers. Either way, this is a beautiful spot and would be perfect for the best Instagram post! Private tours are available with Activity Scotland, and treks down into the gorge are recommended not to be carried out alone.

  • Parking is available but limited
  • Cafes in the surrounding villages
  • Difficult access, especially when wet

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