Some FLS visitor centres are offering a reduced service, with walking and mountain bike trails remaining open, as are most toilets and car parks. Please check below for local updates on any closures.
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- Please be aware that the lower section of the Puck's Glen Gorge Trail is currently closed due to an unsafe bridge. The Gorge Trail and Black Gates Trail are diverted accordingly, please follow all onsite signage.
A deep, woodland gorge with cascading waterfalls
Follow a magical trail that winds along a Victorian walkway up the dramatic rocky gorge that is said to be home to mischievous spirits. Pass several waterfalls beneath the towering Douglas firs. During your visit, keep a sharp eye out and you might just spot the mystical Ghillie Dhu!
Puck's Glen Gorge Trail (diverted)
A trail notice is in effect
- Please note the Lower section of the trail is closed due to an unsafe bridge. We aim to have this repaired as soon as possible. In the meantime please follow the onsite diversion.
A magical trail that winds along a Victorian walkway up the dramatic rocky gorge that is said to be home to mischievous spirits. Pass several waterfalls beneath the towering Douglas firs. During your visit, keep a sharp eye out and you might just spot the mystical Ghillie Dhu!
Firm but uneven gravel paths, with some rough, rocky and narrow sections. Several steep slopes and long flights of rough steps. Includes numerous bridges and some wet sections after rain.
Allow 1 hour
Deservedly the most popular walk on the Cowal peninsula and particularly spectacular after rain. The steep, narrow gorge with its arched wooden bridges and rocky steps is thrilling and full of atmosphere. As you climb past tumbling waterfalls and gushing waters you'll sense the huge trees towering overhead and see sumptuous ferns and fungi thriving on the forest floor. This is a place of fantasy and fun, whatever your age.
If it's been raining, wear waterproofs and be prepared for slippery, wet conditions.
Facilities & access
The nearest public toilets and café is at Benmore Botanic Gardens. Check their opening times before you go, especially in winter. You can find other places to eat and more public toilets in Dunoon.
Puck's Glen is on the east side of the A815, 5 miles north of Dunoon and 1 mile south of Benmore Botanic Gardens.
PA23 8QT is the nearest postcode
Buses between Dunoon and Inveraray can stop at the entrance to Puck's Glen on request. A 1 mile trail links Puck's Glen with Benmore Botanic Gardens where there is an official bus stop. Plan your journey at Traveline Scotland.
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