Puck’s Glen

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Puck’s Glen

Walk Statistics
Distance…………. 2.5km / 1.5 miles
Time…………….. 1 – 1.5 hours
Ascent…………… 126m (Profile)
Start Grid Ref …… NS146839

Deservedly the most popular short walk in the region, Puck’s Glen is a dark and atmospheric defile. A tumbling burn, criss-crossed by bridges, is enclosed by rocky walls heavily hung with mosses and overshadowed by dense trees.

Clear waymarked paths. The walk up the glen has many rocky steps and some unprotected drops.

Public Transport
Buses run along the A815. Find more information at Traveline Scotland

Puck’s Glen car park, A815. Map and directions.

Nearby places
Puck’s Glen is connected to the forest trails of Benmore. You can start some of the longer trails from either Benmore or Puck’s Glen car parks. A forest road also connects with Kilmun Arboretum in the south and Loch Eck in the north (these routes are not waymarked and you will need an OS map to follow them).

All these places are part of the Argyll Forest Park, which has eight more fabulous forests to discover.

Benmore Botanic Garden is just one mile (1.6 km) to the north, along the road towards Loch Fyne. It has a magnificent collection of trees and other plants in a dramatic setting.


Information provided by www.walkhighlands.co.uk and scotland.forestry.gov.uk