About Pucks Glen Walk
Please note the Upper Gorge section of Puck's Glen is closed until Friday 8th March for essential repairs to steps. (Updated 5th March 2013)
Puck’s Glen is one of the most famous walks on the Cowal Peninsula. It begins from the Forestry Commission car park at Puck’s Glen. The area is reminiscent of an enchanted kingdom, and leaves walkers with the impression that they may just come across a wood-sprite or other magical creature from the ancient world of Faery.
A waymarked path, originally constructed by the Younger family to lead to a folly on the hill, (now constructed in the Benmore Botanic Gardens), continues uphill, through a mixed woodland planted by the Estate in 1870. The steep, narrow gorge is interwoven with waterfalls and shallow rock pools spanned by arched wooden bridges.
The assistance of the Manpower Services Commission in redeveloping this path is gratefully acknowledged.
See also our pages on forests around Dunoon.
How to get there:
There are two equally appealing approaches to the Argyll Forest Park from Glasgow.
Take the car ferry from Gourock to Dunoon entering the southern end of the Park near Pucks Glen, or take the A82 along the western shore of Loch Lomond through Tarbet, entering the northern end at Arrochar.
Follow the A82/A83/A815 to Dunoon.
OS Grid Reference: NS146840
For details of public transport visit http://www.travelinescotland.com
You can also access this trail through Inverchapel Carpark.
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1 hour 30 minutes
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