Through The Whangie!

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Whang: Scottish dialect word meaning 'thick slice', amongst other things we won't mention here. The Whangie is a huge gash in the rocks below Auchineden Hill and has been used by generations of rock-climbers as a training-ground. It has a hidden opening reached via a short clamber up some rocks.

Inside The Whangie, a path meanders for some three hundred feet between sheer rock walls fifty feet high. The route climbs to the trig point on Auchineden Hill and fine views across to Loch Lomond, Ben Lomond etc. 

Although it is only about two-and-a-half miles long, the walk is rated 'moderate' for its steady ascent on a stony path and climb to the entrance; also the area below the summit of Auchineden Hill will often be boggy. Several of the grid references on this walk are approximations, as the path is not shown on the map.

Scotland - Central Scotland - Stirling - Countryside

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Birds, Butterflies, Flowers, Good for Kids, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Lake/Loch, Moor, Mountains, Pub, Wildlife, Woodland
04/01/2009 - Richard Titterington

This walk is more like 4 miles long. At waypoint 7, the walking notes should read "...and bear LEFT on narrower path....

05/09/2006 - Julia Lewis

A lovely walk - the Whangie is a great place to explore and picnic. We did go a bit wrong. At the ladder style (7) take the narrow path straight uphill, not the one on the right that goes around the hill - this is the return route - or the one to the left following the wall. It's then a long walk to the triangulation pillar!

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