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The Whangie

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Photographs of The Whangie rock outcrops below Auchineden Hill on Dumbarton Moor

Dumgoyne and Campsie Fells above Queen's View car park

Dumgoyne & Campsie Fells

from above the Queen's View car park access point for The Whangie





Auchineden Hill from Quinlochmore

Auchineden Hill from Quinlochmore



Campsie Fells above Queen's View car park

Campsie Fells

from above the Queen's View car park access point for The Whangie





Loch Lomond and Arrochar Alps from Queen's View

 Loch Lomond and Arrochar Alps from Queen's View





Campsie Fells on ascent to Auchineden Hill

Campsie Fells on ascent to Auchineden Hill






Auchineden Hill from Dumgoyne in the Campsie Fells

Auchineden Hill from Dumgoyne in the Campsie Fells






Campsie Fells from trig point on Auchineden Hill

Campsie Fells from trig point on Auchineden Hill



Beinn Eich and Doune Hill in the Luss Hills across Loch Lomond on route to The Whangie

Beinn Eich and Doune Hill in the Luss Hills across Loch Lomond on route to The Whangie



Burncrooks Reservoir in Dumbarton Moor





The Whangie and Auchineden Hill from Burncrooks Reservoir

The Whangie and Auchineden Hill from Burncrooks Reservoir



Rock Pinnacle at The Whangie

Rock Pinnacle at The Whangie.

The Whangie is a deep narrow fissure bounded on both sides by steep walls of rock.


It is a popular walk and location for practice rock-climbing.

According to local legend The Whangie was created by the Devil whipping his tail in excitement.
 





Rock Pinnacle at The Whangie

Rock Pinnacle at The Whangie.





Rock Cliffs at The Whangie

The Whangie

The Whangie is a huge slab of rock that has become detached from the rest of Auchineden Hill, 

leaving a passage around 100 metres long and 1 metre wide through the mountain.

Local folklore says that The Whangie is the work of the Devil. 

After hosting a gathering of witches and warlocks in the Kilpatrick Hills, 

Satan was flying to another such meeting at Strathblane, and flicked his tail, 

renching apart the hillside below him.

In truth, the Whangie was caused by a geological phenomenon called glacial plucking.

During the last ice age, Scotland was covered in huge glaciers

that carved out the lochs and the highlands.

The extreme cold froze the glacier to the side of the hill. 

As the glacier began to move, it plucked the hillside, 

causing the long fracture to appear. 

These pinnacles were rendered from the rock by the movement of the glacier,

and sit on the opposite side of the slab of rock from the hill itself.

Whangie is Scots for a slice, eg "a whang o'cheese".




Rock Outcrops at The Whangie

Rock Outcrops at The Whangie






Rock Cliffs at The Whangie

Rock Cliffs at The Whangie





Abseiling off Rock Cliffs at The Whangie

Abseiling at The Whangie




Abseiling off Rock Cliffs at The Whangie

Abseiling at The Whangie





Kilpatrick Hills, Dumbarton Moor and Burncrooks Reservoir from The Whangie





Dumgoyne and Campsie Fells on route to The Whangie

Dumgoyne & Campsie Fells on the route to The Whangie

Queen's View car park at start of route to the Whangie

Queen's View car park at start of route to the Whangie

Motoring :: Motor Cars



Map of the Whangie

Map of the Whangie




Map of the Whangie

Map of the Whangie





Map of the Whangie and West Highland Way

Map of the Whangie and West Highland Way



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