The Whangie. A cracking name for a cracking spot. So cracking
a name that I couldn't resist repeating it over and over for
the whole journey - "Tha Whaaaaan-geee" - this stroke
of comic genius (with the associated funny accent and facial
contortions), may well have been mildly amusing the first time
but my wife assured me the hilarity rapidly diminished with
The Whangie is a stone corridor, that was allegedly created
by the devil flicking his tail with the oncoming excitement
of visiting Stockie Muir. The scientific community however,
would have us believe it was created by an earthquake or glacial
plucking.......boy, they really do like to spoil all the best
The walk initially appears to be little more than a typical
stroll in grassy Scottish hills until the Whangie itself is
reached. The stone corridor stretches for nearly 100m with bizarrely
high cliffs either side.
It's a spectacular feature well worth the trip, and only 45
minutes from Glasgow city centre
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- From the carpark simply follow the clear path westwards
up the hill.
- Keep to the low path at GR505809 and continue west on the
path for a further 1200 metres.
- The Whangie itself is starts at GR493807 and winds south
for approx 100m.
- Once out of the Whangie the path leads up to the summit
of Auchineden Hill, and from the summit it's an easy stroll
eastwards back down to the carpark.
- It is a short walk, but conditions can change fast any where
in Scotland, so we recommend that you have the required map
to hand... it will also help in identifying landmarks from
the summit of Auchineden Hill.
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