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Picture of a wall with steps to climb over
After a good nights sleep I was ready to get out of town for some hill walking. I left Glasgow on the A809 towards Drymen. After a few miles you reach a place called Queens View. As it was quite hazy there wasn't much of a view though. However, the neighbouring Auchineden Estate has opened some of it's hills for walkers:
Picture of planks creating a path leading over some moorlandClimbing the stairs over the wall (picture on the left) and then following the planks through some moor land (picture on the right) you reach the footpath towards The Whangie and Auchineden Hill. The path first follows along some woodland (below left) with a nice view over the land below. Below right me in front of the view (well, what was left of the view because of the haze).
Picture of bare trees in a woodland Picture of Armin in front of a landscape hidden in the haze
Picture of a footpath up a hillThe narrow path (picture on the left) winds along the hill until you reach The Whangie and the summit of Auchineden Hill (right and below left). Occasionally I met other walkers, but most of the time I had the path for myself. Towards the early afternoon it started to clear up a little bit, although it was still quite hazy. Picture of a trig point on a hill, hazy and grey weather
After a few hours and a very nice walk I returned to my car to drive on to Loch Lomond.
Picture of a walker in a bleak landscape Picture of a view down a hill

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