Many of us may be looking to get out and explore Scotland this summer with the Devil's Pulpit being on many people's bucket list.

The interesting formation and breathtaking walk leading up to the spot have been draws for hikers across the country for years now.

With so many people likely to visit the Pulpit, here is everything you need to know about the spot.

Where is the Devil's Pulpit?

The Devil's Pulpit is located not too far from the Loch Lomond waterfront and is found on the A809 and B834 where parking exists for the more accurately named Finnich Glen at G63 9QJ.

Why is it named the Devil's Pulpit?

While people often refer to the entirety of Finnich Glen by this name, the Devil's Pulpit is actually a grassy stone which pokes out from the rocky surroundings.

According to Atlas Obscura, the reason for this rather unsettling name comes from a myth which states that the Devil would sit on this rock and address his followers while the red waters grew uneasy below him.

The word pulpit refers to an elevated platform often used for preaching or conducting worship in Christianity and other religions.

How long is the Devil's Pulpit walk?

The Devil's Pulpit is easy to walk to with the shortest length towards the site being around 1.5 miles.

For a circular route, you would be walking a short distance of around 3 miles.

Can you swim in the Devil's Pulpit?

Visitors can swim in the red-tinted waters of the Devil's Pulpit with the area being a popular spot for wild swimmers.

However, visitors should be mindful of the dangers present in the area and listen to any advice given by administrators of the site.

The National: It is not recommended to take dogs to the Devil's Pulpit due to the area's steep drops (Canva)It is not recommended to take dogs to the Devil's Pulpit due to the area's steep drops (Canva) (Image: Canva)

How to stay safe when visiting the Devil's Pulpit

While the area is popular, it can be very dangerous thanks to the slippery rocks and 60ft drop above the water.

Hopeful visitors should avoid visiting the Pulpit when the weather is dreich as this could present a slipping hazard.

If the site is deemed particularly dangerous, it will sometimes be closed to the public. This happened in 2020 when there was an influx of walkers during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Visitors should also be mindful about how long they stay as staying when the sun begins to set could be a hazard due to the steep drops.

Pet owners are also not advised to take their animals to this spot as dogs may be liable to fall from the cliffs or get injured in other ways.