Whangie & Burnscrook Reservoir
: Recreational | : Glasgow Running Routes | : 12 August, 2018 |
: Off Road | : 7 | : 11.3 | : 921
This seven mile trail run gives you great views of Loch Lomond, the Arrochar Alps, Campsies, as well as getting up close and personal with The Whangie.
Local legend tells us that The Whangie is the work of the devil. Big Beelzebub is said to have been attending a witches meeting in the Kilpatrick Hills and as he left he flicked his tail, slicing up Auchineden Hill below.
Ample parking is available at the Queen’s View car park, however this can get busy on sunny days with clear skies.
Starting from the car park, climb over the stile and take the path on the right. Just before you approach your first mile, the path will split and you should stay to the right hand side taking the lower option. It will have been quite a climb up to this point, so be grateful for it levelling off and the great views towards Ben Lomond. You’ll soon come across The Whangie.
Afterwards, it can be a bit tricky to pick up the path so look out for the huge stile that you need to climb over. Take the path on your right again for a quick downhill and continue on towards the reservoir which you’ll reach just after two miles. Run round the reservoir and return the way you came. On the return leg, you can come back via the higher paths, take a detour to the hill summit if you wish then choose any path to get back to the car park.
Get this route
View the map below and use the menu button to get more information for our Glasgow running route. Click ‘hills’ for the elevation profile and see where they occur. Select ‘edit’ and you can open it on plotaroute.com where you can make changes and save the route to your own profile. View it on Strava and you can duplicate the route and save it on your profile there too.