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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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  • Grandiose and peaceful... Waterfalls, trees all around; Breathe, walk, climb and enjoy the stunning view! 
    Grandiose and peaceful... Waterfalls, trees all around; Breathe, walk, climb and enjoy the stunning view!  more »
  • Loved this walk it was absolutely magical and well worth visiting. It is like being in Lord of The Rings so for anyone who likes a fairy tale it is a must. 
    Loved this walk it was absolutely magical and well worth visiting. It is like being in Lord of The Rings so for anyone who likes a fairy tale it is a must.  more »
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  • It's a magical place, it winds it's way up with waterfalls and pools along the way. It has very high sides which makes sound carry and some huge ferns. The steps can be slippy so beware but there are handrails to help you along. Also if you feel like you can't go any further there is a stair of to the right about 3/4 way up which is a short cut back to the carpark. Well worth the visit.
  • Quaint waterfalls on a stream. Well maintained paths, simple loop. Some steep grade changes, several staircases to ease the burden. There is a paved parking lot on the opposite end of the walk versus the logging road and crushed gravel carpark noted.

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