The Whangie & Auchineden Peak

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The Whangie & Auchineden Peak is a 4.8 kilometer lightly trafficked loop trail located near Glasgow, West Dunbartonshire, United Kingdom that offers scenic views. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running.

DISTANCE
4.8 km
ELEVATION GAIN
191 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

hiking

trail running

walking

views

rocky

Please note a permit is required for ramblers. Information regarding the granting of permits can be had on application at the Enquiry Office of Glasgow Corporation Tramways, 46 Bath Street. Permits are not issued during April, May and June, the nesting and lambing season.

walking
3 months ago

The Whangie is a place I go to regularly as it is only 45 mins from home. A short mile or so walk on a gentle gradient from the Queens view car park and you will come to the Whangie it’s self. A surreal place like some set from Lord Of The Rings, it is the product of glacial plucking although Legend tells of a meeting between the Devil and Witches and Warlocks in the nearby village of Carbeth and when the meeting was over the Devil flew over Auchinneden Hill and with one swipe of his tail the Whangie was made. This is the story I prefer.
Once through the Whangie you can come around the front and watch some climbers or have a boulder around yourself (very busy in the summer) or continue around the hill gaining height gently until you get to the trig point on top of the hill. Views are spectacular on a clear day with a panorama of the Arrocher Alps and Loch Lomond to the north or the City Of Glasgow and beyond to the south. Once taken in there are two routes back down to the car park, the top traverse along the hill is best as the lower path takes you back on the track already trodden.
No comments on terrain as this is Scotland, wear boots !
Once back to the car short drive down the road to Finnich Glen and there is a short walk and down some steep steps to the devils pulpit which is well worth a pit stop.