The Devil’s Pulpit, also known as the Finnich Glen, is a spectacular 100ft gorge with a red river flowing through it. Although, its not the water that is red but the underlying sandstone that gives it that colour.
Outlander fans will recognise is as the location for the Liar’s Spring.
The Finnich Glen is about a 30 minute drive from Glasgow and sits just outside the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. The best way to visit the Devil’s Pulpit is by car however, its also possible to get a bus and walk the rest of the way.
The Glen itself is not well sign posted however the map below indicates where it can be found. There is a very small car park where the Finnich Glen pin shows (marked in red on the map) and its a short walk to the pulpit from there. There is also a small number of parking places at the entrance (also marked in red) to the footpath however, these tend to fill up first. Care should also be taken when parking to ensure you’re not on the road itself or causing an obstruction.
It’s best to visit early in the morning or in the late afternoon as it does get very busy. In the interest of sustainable tourism, its actually best to not visit during July and August as you will struggle to see the beauty with the number of people at this unofficial tourist site.
FINDING THE DEVILS PULPIT
Once you have parked, the footpath is indicated in yellow on the map above. Follow the path for 5 – 10 minutes with the steep gorge on your left and you will reach the stone steps which lead down to the Devil’s Pulpit. It’s very steep and can be slippery.
WHAT TO BRING
- Good walking shoes/trainers you dont mind getting muddy or wet or wellies if you wanted to walk through the gorge without taking your shoes off
- Waterproofs are always a good idea in Scotland especially if your not visiting during the summer months
- Camera/phone to take lots of photos
Hopefully this blog can help you find your way to the Devil’s Pulpit and if it has let me know below! Why not visit the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park while in the area as it doesnt take that long to explore the Devil’s Pulpit.