Old Photograph Waterfall Puck's Glen Scotland
Old photograph of a waterfall in Puck's Glen a river formed ravine near Dunoon, Cowal Peninsula, Argyll, Scotland. It comes under the Forestry Commission which highlights it as a feature of the Argyll Forest Park, itself within the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, and describes it as " One of the most magical forests in Scotland, with a delightful trail along a rocky gorge. " The Benmore Estate, previously hunting grounds of the Campbells of Ballochyle, was improved by a succession of owners in the 19th century. Forestry plantation began in the 1820s, and extensive garden improvements were made from 1862 by James Piers Patrick. In 1870 the Greenock sugar refiner and philanthropist James Duncan bought the estate, and added the adjacent Kilmun and Bernice Estates. He arranged extensive plantings, including more than six million trees around the estate, and added paths leading up the Eas Mòr gorge for his visitors to enjoy the magical atmosphere of the glen, reminiscent of the mythological Puck, the character Puck in William Shakespeare's play A Midsummer Night's Dream. Henry Younger of the Edinburgh brewer Younger's bought the estate in 1889, and with his son Harry George Younger made many improvements to the woods and gardens. In 1924, Harry George Younger presented the estates to the Forestry Commissioners.
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