This massive and unique rocky outcrop seems to appear out of nowhere on an otherwise grassy hillside. Situated at an elevation of 300m (984 ft), the 10m high rocks have a narrow passageway through the middle, formed during the Ice Age.
Calculated time is computed with the distance, the height difference, and an average speed of 2.2 mph. For an intermediate walker, this time includes small breaks.
(D/A) From Queen's View car park, cross a stile over the wall.
(1) Follow the path South West then North West to a second stile. At the fork in the path here keep right (West) to skirt around the bottom of the crags.
(2) At a path junction 850m along keep right (lowest path)
(3) After 640m you will arrive at The Whangie.
After exploring The Whangie, leave from the South side of The Whangie, where there is a footpath leading off to the left (East).
(4) There is a fork 150m along. Turning right (South East) takes you up to the trig point on Auchineden Hill (357m high). If you aren't going to Auchineden Hill, continue ahead (North East) at the fork.
Keep left at any forks as you continue for 540m to a path junction beneath some crags(2)
From here retrace your steps back to Queen's View car park (D/A)
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 614ft - Queen's View car park, A809
1 : mi 0.39 - alt. 856ft - Stile and fork - keep right
2 : mi 0.93 - alt. 1027ft - Path junction - take lowest path
3 : mi 1.31 - alt. 1030ft - The Whangie
4 : mi 1.5 - alt. 1109ft - Fork - optional climb to top of Auchineden Hill
D/A : mi 2.74 - alt. 614ft - Queen's View car park, A809
Terrain - the paths are often very boggy and will also feel exposed in poor weather conditions. Steep crags close to the path.
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