Climbing down Jacob's ladder
The Devil's Pulpit © Peter Johnstone

The Whangie and The Delvils Pulpit

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April — September

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The views on the way up the Whangie are always good but on a clear day it's absolutely stunning you can see the Conic Hill, Ben Lomond, and the islands that scatter around Balmaha.

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.


Itinerary

Pick up Stirling train station at 10.00,

Arrive at the Whangie car park at 11.00.

Starting the walk at 11.15,

Back at the car park for 13.15.

Lunch at 13.15, for roughly 30 minutes.

Arrive at the Devil's pulpit car park at 14.15.

Start walking to the Devil's pulpit 14.20.

Arrive at Devil's pulpit at 14.45, stay there for an hour or so.

Back at the car park and dropped off at Stirling train station roughly for 17.45.

What to bring

WHAT WE PROVIDE:

Packed lunch (Sandwiches, fresh fruit, snacks)

Tea, coffee, water:

Day bag;

Walking poles;

Poncho.

PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN:

Good walking boots.

Personal medications.

Hat.

Gloves.

Waterproofs.

Packed lunches

We will provide basic packed lunches on all of our day walks. On booking you will be sent an email requesting your choices of food for that day.

The choices are: Brown bread

White bread

Ham

Cheese

Chocolate bar: Mars

Snickers

Dairy milk

Babybels

Peperami

Fruit: Apple

Orange

Banana

Mixed nuts

Bottled water

Starting
Loch Lomond, The Trossachs, Stirling & Forth Valley Stirling Stirling Area
Length
1
Day
Transport
Minibus Walking
Type
Small Group (1-16)
Themes
Walking Walking/Hiking

Tour prices

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  • £65 Per Adult
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Prices are subject to change depending on season

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Tour company information

Walk Hill and Glen

Walk Hill and Glen are providers of quality walking and hiking tours in Scotland. We are a family run business offering day tours and overnight camping tours in some of Scotland's most beautiful locations.

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