NS4984 : The top of Jacob's Ladder

taken 4 years ago, near to Craighat, Stirling, Great Britain

The top of Jacob's Ladder
The top of Jacob's Ladder
The path, which some have also called the Devil's Staircase, descends into the depths of Finnich Glen. Click on the end-note title for related images.
Jacob's Ladder
This steep stairway descending into the deep gorge of Finnich Glen LinkExternal link is built in a crevice of the rock. The steps are now hazardous in places. They are between 150 and 200 years old, created at the behest of Mr Blackburn, proprietor of the estate of Killearn. Jacob's Ladder is one of the popular names for the stairway.
Finnich Glen
This glen, which used to be called Ashdow, is a chasm up to 70 feet deep, and, in places, no more than 15 or 20 feet wide at any height. It was carved through the Old Red Sandstone by the Carnock Burn. The burn flows around a prominent stone called the Devil's Pulpit, whose name is now often applied to the glen as a whole. Near that stone, a steep stairway, built long ago in a crevice, descends into the gorge: LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Thursday, 5 September, 2013   (more nearby)
Monday, 21 October, 2013
Geographical Context
Place (from Tags)
Finnich Glen 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4961 8489 [10m precision]
WGS84: 56:1.9931N 4:24.9113W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4962 8488
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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