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Puck's Glen, Benmore

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Puck's Glen is a river-formed ravine on the Cowal peninsula in Argyll and Bute, Scotland, with a popular scenic walking trail beside the Eas Mòr stream (Gaelic for "big waterfall"). In 2020 the glen and adjoining trails were closed temporarily due to COVID-19 restrictions, issues of stability of the gorge, and felling of trees infected by larch disease.
It comes under Forestry and Land Scotland which has highlighted it as a feature of the Argyll Forest Park (itself within the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park), and described it as "One of the most magical forests in Scotland, with a delightful trail along a rocky gorge."
The stream tumbles down a series of waterfalls and rapids, joining the River Eachaig about 1.2 kilometres (0.75 mi) south of the entrance to the Benmore Botanic Garden. A car park off the A815 road (about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) from Dunoon on the road to Loch Eck) gives access by a track to the foot of the glen path, as well as forest paths giving an alternative route to the top of the glen.
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  • We were staying in the caravan park literally about 5 minute walk away and a resident told us about this, im so glad we came I loved it so did the dogs. There are a few tricky places so it’s not good....  more
    We were staying in the caravan park literally about 5 minute walk away and a resident told us about this, im so glad we came I loved it so did the dogs. There are a few tricky places so it’s not good....  more »
  • Nice beautiful walk, fairly easy to do because it’s fairly short. Doesn’t take even an hour to go round. Really pretty!! 
    Nice beautiful walk, fairly easy to do because it’s fairly short. Doesn’t take even an hour to go round. Really pretty!!  more »
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  • Beautiful place. Stunning. Car park for about 25 cars. Free. Plan to spend about an hour walking round the red trail. Breathtakingly Beautiful scenery. If you walk left from the car park you will walk behind the lodges. Up the waterfall path to the right which goes on for a good half hour to the top. It is rocky/slippy and narrow in some places. And then follow the red path down to the car park it is quite steep in some places and boggy in others. Would not advise going here after extended heavy rain
  • I used to live near here so know about it, it's a beautiful gorge just outside of kilmun in Scotland. It's an amazing place to visit so tranquil and peaceful and stunning beauty. I would personally recommend that when visiting follow the path up to the left and go in reverse, you will be faced with a steep climb but will find it easier to plan your footing (coming down that way can be quite a task especially when wet) but it allows you to leave the area via the gorge itself and it's a brilliant way to end your walk. The gorge itself is a thing of stunning beauty with winding paths, wooden bridges and beautiful waterfalls, if your lucky you may even spot a red squirrel!!

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