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Guest Post: Devil's Pulpit by Wandermaw

Updated: Jan 14, 2019

As I've mentioned on the Babble Rock Facebook group, I really want to get as many of you as possible writing stuff for the website. So when our Facebook group member Lau RaStoops allowed us to lift this post from her Wandermaw page, we were really pleased! Welcome, and thank you Laura, for being the first-ever guest contributor on the Babble Rock blog!

Some gorge walking today at Finnich Glen aka The Devil’s Pulpit near Killearn! Amazing! What a place, it’s like a scene from a movie down there, kids loved walking through the ‘firewater’ trying to spot the water pixies. This has been on our list for a while but I didn’t want to attempt it with the kids until we had better weather conditions and found a decent parking spot! The location comes with a warning! There seems to be a few paths down into the Glen including the ancient and most popular Jacob’s ladder staircase. Even with the decent weather conditions I decided this way down was not for us today. I continued walking the path past the staircase and found an effortless sloping descent down to the end of the gorge. I then walked back along through the water! I couldn’t believe it turned out so easy as I was ready to walk away! I’ll post up the easier route which we walked today as it might be useful to anyone wanting to try it! Disclaimer* There are no rails or warnings along the path and the sides are open to a 70ft drop to the bottom, use your own personal judgement and enter at your own risk! One thing I’d recommend is footwear with a decent grip, trainers or walking boots that you don’t mind getting wet! I’ve already arranged a return trip so I can take decent photos and not worry about Archie the dog who was freaked out with the running water!

(All content courtesy of WANDERMAW (c) 2018)

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 We are a family of five: Graeme and Fibie, our kids Miho and Xani, and our dog Moomin. We started Babble Rock in 2017, when we realised that there was scope for connecting families who wanted to do outdoor activities of all grades, ranging from a gentle stroll around a glen to a hillwalk; from a festival camp to a wild camp; from a quick session at an indoor climbing wall to a climbing holiday abroad. It doesn't matter what abilities you have, how skilled you are, or how experienced you are: the goal is to get active, do fun things with our kids, and make the most of the beautiful landscapes we are lucky enough to live amongst in Scotland. Our Facebook group is where most of the connecting and planning happens: on there, people post events such as camping, walking, climbing and kayaking, and if you like the look of one, you sign up and turn up.  Anyone can post an event and anyone can attend, and all our gatherings are free in terms of there being no charge by Babble Rock or by the event hosts, although obviously you are responsible for things like your own campsite fees or entry to climbing walls.

To join us, click the Facebook icon to take you to our group where the planning and posting happens! 



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