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Once picked up from Stirling train station we're on our way to the Whangie. The views on the way up the Whangie are good but on a clear day it's stunning you can see the Conic Hill, Ben Lomond, and the islands that scatter around Balmaha. Reaching the top of the Whangie you are greeted with big jagged rocks, that are similar to the jagged rocks at old man of Storr on the Isle of Skye. These jagged rocks were said to have been created by the Devil himself, as he smashed the summit of Auchinden Hill (The Whangie) with his tail and creating what we see today. As the legend goes the reason for the Devil being there was that witches were having one of their dark rituals for calling on the Devil, the Devil story doesn't stop there and so we head towards the Devil's pulpit. This is where the Devil would address his worshippers on the pulpit (mushroom like stone) deep down in Finnich Glen. It was said that Druids, Monks and others used to visit this place, maybe it had something to do with the red blood-like look of the water, where it could be thought of as a place of worship. A few films have used the Devil's pulpit for their scenes like The Eagle and the more famous TV series Outlander. Getting down to the Devil's pulpit is a bit tricky, it's steep and slippery, about 60ft of rocky steps to come down but with taking our time it will be fine. This tour will be a day to treasure so mind bring that phone or camera.