A Rest at the Whangie

Two years since Mrs J and I got married, we decided to have a weekend away sans Sam and headed to Loch Lomond.

We stayed in a beautifully refurbished hut called the Shepherds Rest near Balmaha and managed a wander in the cold sunshine to the Whangie, a stunning rock formation near Drymen.

It looks a bit like the pinnacles of rock are slowly being pulled away from the rest of the hill, creating almost natural battlement features. Or maybe looks like a hilly porcupine.

But the walk up gave us gorgeous views of the snowy Arrochar Alps and the path through the rocky formations made us feel we were in a far more wild and remote place than we were.

Author: Kevin Johnston

Exploring the hills and glens of Scotland on foot is my passion. A quick cycle, a days snowboarding or a multi-day hike, I'm happiest discovering something new about our gorgeous country and hopefully I can motivate others to do the same. I try my hand at most things, snowboarding, film making, sheep shearing, eating, sports, sports bars, other bars, barbells etc. Come along and see for yourself.

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