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The Whangie

The Whangie


Postby allansmitchell » Tue Nov 10, 2009 9:42 pm

Route description: The Whangie, Kilpatrick Hills

Date walked: 10/05/2009

Time taken: 2 hours

Distance: 4 km

Ascent: 180m

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A pleasent small walk from the car park, boggy to begin with, then a steep acent up two thirds of the height where you level off, you can then cross the style up the hill following the path to the summit, or as we did continue straight on heading for "The whangie", it undulates and can be boggy in places. At the whangie we took the left hand entrance and kept left, leading you through the 200 feet gash in the rock.
On exit you follow the trail round to the left, keeping left up the hill to the trig point on the summit of Auchineden Hill.
From here you continue heading back towards the car park, rejoining the route at the style.
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Re: The Whangie

Postby mountain coward » Wed Nov 11, 2009 1:30 am

Are the gashes natural or man-made/quarrying? Looks a fascinating place... Where is the starting carpark?
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Re: The Whangie

Postby allansmitchell » Wed Nov 11, 2009 2:31 am

Queens View car park on the A809, you cant miss it, large enough for 30 odd cars

The gashes are natural, local ledgend is devided in opinion that they were caused by the devils tail, 2 storys, one he was chasing God and lashed the rock in the process and the other was he was a happy wee devil on his way to meet some witches and flicked his tail in delight.
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Re: The Whangie

Postby mountain coward » Wed Nov 11, 2009 2:59 am

Great tales (or should I say tails :D )... but what I meant was, where is the hill near? I have no idea where it is apart from probably somewhere near Glasgae? (although I have heard of it of course...)
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Re: The Whangie

Postby kevsbald » Wed Nov 11, 2009 5:20 pm

Hi MC,

it's probably nearest the likes of Dumgoyne and the Campsie fells. It really is only a few miles out of Glasgow.
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Re: The Whangie

Postby mountain coward » Thu Nov 12, 2009 1:24 am

Is it called 'The Whangie' on the map or does it have another name?
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Re: The Whangie

Postby MacCookie » Thu Nov 12, 2009 9:36 am

mountain coward wrote:Is it called 'The Whangie' on the map or does it have another name?


http://www.multimap.com/s/hvK8QqqA
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Re: The Whangie

Postby allansmitchell » Thu Nov 12, 2009 9:17 pm

Auchineden Hill
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Re: The Whangie

Postby mountain coward » Thu Nov 12, 2009 9:31 pm

Okay thanks both - I'll have a look for it when I want a shorter day...
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