NS4984 : Finnich Glen

taken 6 years ago, near to Craighat, Stirling, Great Britain

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Finnich Glen
Finnich Glen
The viewpoint is close to that of NS4984 : Finnich Glen, but the view is into the deeper part of the gorge, rather than towards its opening.

Large-scale OS mapping calls the site "Finnich Glen or Ashdhu". An older form of the latter name was Ashdow; the glen was known by that name in the 1790s.

J G Smith, in his "Strathendrick and its Inhabitants from Early Times" (1896), likewise calls the area Ashdow Glen; the explanation that he gives of the name is that it comes from the Gaelic "uisge dubh", meaning "Black Water".

The Devil's Pulpit, or Deil's Pulpit, is a name that is now often applied to Finnich Glen as a whole, but in its original usage it referred only to a particular feature within the glen: NS4984 : The Devil's Pulpit.

Not far from there, an old and now hazardous flight of steps called NS4984 : Jacob's Ladder or the Devil's Staircase leads up out of the gorge: NS4984 : Jacob's Ladder. Those steps are also mentioned in another contributor's description: Link

See Link for some other pictures taken within or near the glen.
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: Link
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Date Taken
Friday, 19 July, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 26 August, 2013
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage 
Place (from Tags)
Finnich Glen 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4967 8493 [10m precision]
WGS84: 56:2.0158N 4:24.8549W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4968 8496
View Direction
South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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