Finnich Glen (The Devils Pulpit) is found near the village of Killearn approximately 30mins north from Glasgow . According to local lore , the gorge was used by druids as a secret meeting place . The amazing Finnich Glen which is a little visited dramatic 100ft deep gorge, although a busy road runs over it.
The Cave and Basin National Historic Site of Canada commemorates the birthplace of Canada’s National Park system. The growth and development of Canada’s national parks are celebrated in interactive displays and exhibits. Naturally occurring, warm mineral springs can be found inside the cave, and outside in an emerald coloured basin.
Johnston Creek is a tributary of the Bow River in Canada’s Rocky Mountains. Johnston Canyon is one of the most popular day hikes in Banff National Park. It’s fairly easy, making it perfect for families and people of almost any fitness level and age. It’s accessible year round, including the winter when you can enjoy hiking to Johnston Canyon’s frozen waterfalls.
Sykes Hot Springs is one of my favorite places to take first time backpackers who are reasonably fit. The destination has some nice hot springs and a trout filled stream. The hike is pretty. The trip is long enough that people have a sense they have accomplished something, but short enough that it’s not overwhelming for most.
The trail is easy enough to follow that no maps are needed and there is little to no risk of getting lost. There are a number of clear milestones, so people can easily see that they are making progress. The conditions tend to be moderate year round so there is never a bad time to go.
Herbert Glacier Trail is a 5 mile out and back trail (10 mile round trip) located near Juneau, Alaska and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking/biking and is accessible from May until October.
As glaciers retreat, plants move in to occupy the recently exposed land in a process called succession. This entire trail is a classic example of Ice Age succession, since you’ll pass from mature forest to scrub trees to rocky moraines as you approach the glacier. There are picturesque views along the Herbert River, and while the hike is mostly flat and one of the area’s easier walks, it’s long—about 5 hours round-trip. After four miles, the trail ends at a braided stream and gravel bar under Herbert Glacier. If the water is low you can stand on the sand bar and look up at the ice. It’s truly a dramatic sight.
Jasper National Park is the largest national park in the Canada Rocky Mountain area. As part of the World Heritage site, its environment is well preserved with protected eco systems. What you get to see is its most natural view, with beautiful, spectacular and rugged mountainous scene.
There are so many places of interest to visit within the Jasper National Park that you probably need at least a month to visit each of them.