Devils Pulpit in Stirling just North of Glasgow is an interesting place to photography. It’s a 100 feet deep gorge and the water looks like it runs red, I think this to something to do with the rock formation there as the water picks it up and gives the look as it’s running a very dark red.
I’ve visited a couple of times now and to get the best shots you really need to wade up through the river. So I would recommend some waders or swimming shoes as the ground is pretty rocky.
There is a large stone set in the middle which is the pulpit which rumour has it was used for sacrificing upon.. animals or people I don’t know, truth or rumour I don’t know.
There is easy parking on the road Drymen on the A809 very close to the small bridge and path that leads to the Devils Pulpit and if your going to photograph the location don’t worry about sunset and sunrise as you are set down within the gorge you won’t benefit from the light. Best time is during the day so it is bright I would recommend an ND filter to slow your shutter speeds down to get some nice flowing long exposure water effects but failing that a small aperture i.e. f22 and lowest ISO would be the way to go.
The location has been used in some TV programmes its a little tricky to get down to the river as its a very steep drop down and some makeshift stairs and rope have been placed there which does help. Sometimes it does get busy here so I would best avoid weekends if the sun is shinning. But well worth a visit.
Devils Pulpit Finnich Glen Location 56.033850, -4.414297
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