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The Whangie & The Devil's Pulpit

The Whangie & The Devil's Pulpit


Postby lomondwalkers » Thu Oct 21, 2010 1:18 pm

Route description: The Whangie, Kilpatrick Hills

Date walked: 05/06/2010

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Been to the Whangie a few times, great wee place to take the kids for a picnic on those rare sunny summers days. Fascinating little place for such a short walk. Parking is at the Queen's View Carpark on the A809 Stockiemuir Road.

Here's a few pics from our ventures there...
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Also worth a visit out this way is Finnich Glen aka The Devil's Pulpit . It's about two miles by Queen's View towards Drymen on opposite side. Unfortunately, we went on a whim, only armed with mobile phones, around teatime, and light was poor, so not much to show off. Definitely worth a visit to this surreal wee place if you're in the area, though care should be taken if taking the kids, as the drops are vertical and the staircase down is very slippy. We will be visiting in better light armed with a proper camera next time, so hopefully get some decent pics up soon.

Finally got round to revisiting this stunning wee place.....

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Spot the eels
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Re: The Whangie & The Devil's Pulpit

Postby lomondwalkers » Mon Jan 30, 2012 11:21 pm

A wee vid walking through The Whangie & some more photos from The devils Pulpit from the weekend......

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Re: The Whangie & The Devil's Pulpit

Postby pollyh33 » Mon Jan 30, 2012 11:33 pm

Oh check you showing off that you've been up the Whangie more than once!!! :lol: :lol:

I've never even been at all!!! :(


Smashing photos both times, although it looks a wee bit scary to me :o :o

Is that Derek in the fetching bodywarmer? :?
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Re: The Whangie & The Devil's Pulpit

Postby SusieThePensioner » Tue Jan 31, 2012 12:32 pm

Dave, loved all those photos but looks a bit green and slimey in places!!

Was there no talking on the vid, just footsteps??? At one point I didn't think I was going to make it through the gap, but I did! :lol: :lol:
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Re: The Whangie & The Devil's Pulpit

Postby lomondwalkers » Tue Jan 31, 2012 10:15 pm

pollyh33 wrote:Oh check you showing off that you've been up the Whangie more than once!!! :lol: :lol:

I've never even been at all!!! :(


Smashing photos both times, although it looks a wee bit scary to me :o :o

Is that Derek in the fetching bodywarmer? :?

The Whangie is a fabby wee place, everybody should be taken up The Whangie at least once!!!! :lol:

SusieThePensioner wrote:Dave, loved all those photos but looks a bit green and slimey in places!!

Was there no talking on the vid, just footsteps??? At one point I didn't think I was going to make it through the gap, but I did! :lol: :lol:

Haha I'm camera shy Susie!!! Was a rather tricky walk down the stairs into The Devils Pulpit, wet slippy boulders and a fallen tree to negotiate!!
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Re: The Whangie & The Devil's Pulpit

Postby tomyboy73 » Wed Feb 01, 2012 8:39 pm

Hi Dave, i love it up the whangie! Also visited Devil`s Pulpit last year, thought i did a report on it but can`t see it in my diary, and we walked right round to the outlet and waded through the water up through some of the waterfalls till it got too dangerous, a hidden wee gem so it is.
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Re: The Whangie & The Devil's Pulpit

Postby lomondwalkers » Fri Feb 03, 2012 3:39 pm

The Devil's Pulpit is soooperb Tomy!! Might have to go back when its a bit warmer for a wee wade now. Did you see any of the wee eels when you were there?
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Re: The Whangie & The Devil's Pulpit

Postby tomyboy73 » Fri Feb 03, 2012 9:24 pm

lomondwalkers wrote:The Devil's Pulpit is soooperb Tomy!! Might have to go back when its a bit warmer for a wee wade now. Did you see any of the wee eels when you were there?


Hi, Dave, we didn`t see any eels, but plenty of dead hedgehogs ! they must have fell over the edges, you should go up in the summer and walk through it. It`s like a lost world. We stayed close to the edges, walking along ledges , but there was the occasional bits were you fell right in and the water`s so dark you cant see the bottom if it`s deeper than a couple of feet.
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Re: The Whangie & The Devil's Pulpit

Postby jonny616 » Sat Feb 11, 2012 4:09 pm

Like you i have visited the Whangie many times, but i am just back from taking my son to the devils pulpit we he absolutly loved. Thanks for posting.

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Re: The Whangie & The Devil's Pulpit

Postby lomondwalkers » Sat Feb 11, 2012 10:10 pm

Glad you both enjoyed it Johnny. It's a fab wee hidden gem :D
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Re: The Whangie & The Devil's Pulpit

Postby coldwetandhungry » Sat Feb 11, 2012 11:12 pm

that is one amazing place..... :) :) :)
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Re: The Whangie & The Devil's Pulpit

Postby ChrisW » Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:50 pm

lovely shots LW, what a cracking little canyon that is...looks a bit slippery in places but fantastic exploring spot for the young uns :D
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Re: The Whangie & The Devil's Pulpit

Postby lomondwalkers » Mon Feb 13, 2012 8:25 pm

coldwetandhungry wrote:that is one amazing place..... :) :) :)

It sure is CW&H 8)

ChrisW wrote:lovely shots LW, what a cracking little canyon that is...looks a bit slippery in places but fantastic exploring spot for the young uns :D

Planning to go back again and get wading, waiting til it's slightly warmer though :problem: Fab wee place, not quite the Grand Canyon though :lol:
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Re: The Whangie & The Devil's Pulpit

Postby Stepharia » Thu Feb 16, 2012 1:06 pm

Hi,

I'm just wondering if you think The Devil's Pulpit would be accessible by someone with a slight walking disability, if they take great care?

I'm not a walker, but I love being in nature and I'm also a photographer and this location is so inspiring to me ... I'd love to go, but my mobility isn't great. I am very determined, though!

Could anyone give me a realistic idea of how to get there from the road ... distances etc, so that I might determine if it's even worth a shot?

I'd really appreciate it so much!

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Re: The Whangie & The Devil's Pulpit

Postby lomondwalkers » Thu Feb 16, 2012 4:52 pm

Hi Steph

There's a parking bay for 1 car on the a809 roughly around 495848, about 4km North of The Queens View car park. There's a fence on the other side which is quite mangled and you can duck under it, then a very short climb up 10 ft or so, then you'll see a wall with gate to your left, the gate has to be climbed as it's locked, or at least was when we were there, then it's a short stroll to the right along a muddy path after the gate to get to the bouldered staircase, which is very wet, steep and slippery, there's also now a fallen tree part of the way down the staircase which has to be climbed over. It's worth a try if you're in the area, and even if you don't fancy the staircase, there are little paths that lead to the edge where you can look down, though the drops are fairly hefty!! Hope this helps.

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