Rugged Run – Earl’s Seat Via Finglen (Iain)

I’ve previously written about Earl’s seat here

This time I wanted to try to get to the top via finglen. I thought if I followed the river for as long as possible then I’d be able to jump across to the once the sides of the glen became less steep.

I was correct 🙂

The walk up the river was surprisingly easy but it was a bit of a slog across the moor at the end.

Check out the vide to see the full details.




Rating: 4 out of 5.

Quiet but can be slog if the ground is bad.


Rating: 3 out of 5.

Plenty of parking in Clachan if you get there early but it can get busy later in the day.


Rating: 1 out of 5.

None on the route

Nearest cafe

Rating: 5 out of 5.

There is a cafe at the start and end of the run.

Run Surface

80% moor/grass. 20% off road (through trees)

Dog Friendly

It depends on the route you choose to go down but I normally don’t take my dog’s just in case there is sheep.


542M of elevation.

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