The Devil’s Pulpit is only a 30-minute drive from the Loch Lomond Hotel, just south of Drymen and north of Craighat is Finnich Glen.
The real name of the gorge is Finnich Glen. The Devil’s Pulpit name comes from a rock formation that looks similar to that of a church pulpit – although presumably the red coloured water and sandstone seemed more satanic than saintly to early visitors. The pulpit is a grassy stone which pokes out of the rock – best seen when the water is low.
Please be aware that the A809 is a main road with a lot of traffic, so do park considerately. Unfortunately, as with many beauty spots around the world, Finnich Glen has become a victim of its own success, which has led to issues around too many visitors and not enough parking.