Puck's Glen, Benmore

4.9
#2 of 6 in Parks in Cowal Peninsula
Must see · Wildlife Area · Nature / Park
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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  • Having read all the reviews we were super keen to visit. Sadly it was closed but next time! The website was very up to date so we didn’t have a wasted journey.  more »
  • Visited here with parents but unfortunately the walk to the glen was closed which was very disappointing,not opening until at least December..still lovely views with a walk  more »
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  • Well designed and maintained with walks suitable for everyone. Redwoods and ferns were beautiful. Well laid out gardens and good Cafe. Clear instructions with map provided.
  • Easy walk through a beautiful mossy pine forest, following a path along a stream with crystal clear water. The walk will take about an hour if you're of average fitness, but plan for longer because you will need time to keep stopping to admire the beautiful scenery and photograph it, if that's your thing!
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