Finnich Glen

Finnich Glen, Glasgow: Address, Finnich Glen Reviews: 4/5

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Angus Chan
Bristol, UK57 contributions
Fun adventure but come prepared
Jul 2021 • Family
The gorge is beautiful with water running through it. You can walk inside the gorge and along the water which is great fun.

I'd recommend wearing shoes although we went bare-foot. Some of the stones can be sharp or uncomfortable to walk on, and perhaps could be dangerous without shoes. The water goes up to your thigh so be prepared to get wet.

The gorge has hardly any man-made features so be prepared.

I wouldn't advise young children come or those not physically fit as it is quite a challenge.

There is quite a bit of litter however which is quite sad.
Written July 20, 2021
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marygee261
Glasgow, UK41 contributions
something different
Jul 2021
Not for small children , or older adults, unless physically fit. Have spare dry clothes sturdy footwear that can be soaked. ideal to wear swimwear .. cool fresh water surrounded by amazing scenery, fantastic photography opportunity, lush green nature and red stone floor with pebbles and bolders.
Written July 19, 2021
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LizzyM
1 contribution
Excrement, litter & crazy parking
Apr 2021 • Friends
Beautiful place but all the negatives outweigh the positives. I’m not sure how or why it has attracted the type that leave cans, bottles, socks, pants and human excrement (and swathes of used loo roll) behind. However, that’s exactly what is all around. And the stupidity of the parking. Today someone went in the deep and cold water (-5 last night), and last I heard police divers were in looking. Not a good outcome. It’s a dangerous gorge. The small area that looks like it might be for parking is not, and says ‘emergency vehicles only’ . This was ignored by visitors thus and the police, mountain rescue and fire brigade struggled for a long time gain access to the incident. Divers last seen looking. So yes, it was a beautiful place, but it’s a dangerous gorge, it’s full of Instagram pouting and posing lads & lasses, there’s little safe parking and the absolute piles of rubbish/wrappers/excrement left by some make it little more than an outside toilet. Sad but true.
Written April 11, 2021
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Kesselrun
United Kingdom7 contributions
Great family adventure with stunning scenery
Oct 2020 • Family
Having read some reviews we were nearly put off coming however we were so glad we came.

The descent from the top of the hill down to the river is not for the faint hearted, and then the scramble along the river front to see the beautiful waterfalls is great fun. Prepared to get a little wet but it’s not too deep.

A few tips - There is small car park at the junction but it’s gets bust so try avoid peak lunchtime ish. Wear wellies as it makes it easier to walk in the water. When you arrive ask other people how best to get to the steps that take you down to the waterfall.

Overall it was great fun and took some memorable pictures.

Written October 10, 2020
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Paul1960_4
Benfleet, UK648 contributions
It’s like they don’t want anyone to see it!
Sep 2020 • Couples
We almost missed this, as there are no obvious signs. We just happened to see something the other side of the estate wall as we drive past. There’s a small lay-by, that takes 2 cars. Otherwise, there’s an area, that can take maybe a dozen cars, at what would appear to be the main entry point, right on the junction of the A809 and the B834. All entry points were locked up, but some kind soul had taken a wood and wire blockade down, just south of where the water runs under the road. Muddy, unsigned path, leads you to the “staircase,” which takes you down into the glen. Unsightly pile of rubbish which needs clearing. The stairs are not for the faint-hearted, and without the rope and tree branches would be nigh-on impossible to negotiate. Making it to the bottom was well worth it, although the water level meant you either had to wade knee-deep to the Devil’s Pulpit area, or view from afar. Other worldly experience. Well worth a look. Be careful though!!
Written September 10, 2020
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Anna V
5 contributions
please please please take your rubbish with you :(
Jun 2020 • Couples
This was my first time visiting Devil's pulpit, I've always wanted to go as I've always thought it looks incredible. The beauty of the place was completely detracted from the sheer amount of rubbish everywhere. I've never seen so much rubbish in a beauty spot, it was like a festival on the last night. Absolutely horrified that people could treat such a magical place with such disregard. Please if you go to spots like this can you take your rubbish/ wet socks / finished cans with you. I know it's a pain carrying it back to your car but leaving no trace is the only way spots like this can stay beautiful
Written June 22, 2020
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Shona W
Drymen, UK18 contributions
Ruined!
Jun 2020 • Couples
There is no official parking so forced to park on verge on a busy A road with cars travelling past at high speed - very dangerous. Access steep and slippery & incredibly busy - no social distancing. Lots of rubbish left by other visitors (& worse..! 💩) A unique place that has been spoiled by inconsiderate visitors not realising how 'wild' it truly was
Written June 20, 2020
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Wendy D
7 contributions
Not a beauty spot not it’s just a dump!
Jun 2020 • Couples
It is really busy, there is no where to park. People park alongside the road which is busy and dangerous. You are taking your life in your hands parking on the roadside!! There are just hundreds of people, the litter is terrible it is no longer a beauty spot but a tip. Shame but DO NOT VISIT !! Police are regularly finding people for illegal parking too so beware!
Written June 20, 2020
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Anna S
Glasgow, UK42 contributions
Devils pulpit
May 2020 • Solo
Views are great. Suggest taking a towel and beach shoes as you need to get into the water to go along the water.
It’s quite muddy, you need to take steep stairs to get down. Won’t recommend going with a child.
Written May 31, 2020
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Roger K
Rio Rancho, NM416 contributions
Take the stone stairs (carefully) or walk to end and wade back
Nov 2019
We went here in mid November so there were very few people. But like others have said, the parking is very limited so avoid busy times.

We found the general location and parked the car but it looked to be a bit of a walk and also likely involved some muddy trekking through some woods, so I headed out on my own. The path that I initially took led me along the top of a cliff looking down on a narrow gorge probably 80 feet below. I kept on following the path and eventually came upon some treacherous looking stone steps leading quite vertically down toward what looked to be a narrow crevice. I started down very slowly but decided not to venture into the crevice.

I returned to the top and continued on the path which eventually took me down to the level of the stream that snaked through the gorge. What I saw, however, that there was no room on either side of the stream for a path. The sides of the gorge went right up to the water. So it would have been necessary to either have waders or to take off my shoes and roll up my pants, which I was not willing to do.

I have read elsewhere that the water is shin deep at the edges and knee deep in the middle so gauge your waders by that.

I decided to return to the car. On my way back, I saw a young couple exiting those rock stairs I had started to go down. They told me that just beneath that narrow crevice, it opened onto the stream and provided a view of what sounded like I had seen on the internet. I reluctantly decided not to try, but I asked the couple to at least take a picture of me at the top of those stairs. In retrospect, I wish I had ventured down because it was not much farther beyond the crevice and the views appear to have been worth it.
Written January 2, 2020
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