Up the Whangie
Lianne had often talked about walking up the Whangie when she was younger and I loved the sound of the name. So when we went to visit her parents in Glasgow over Easter we packed a picnic and headed to the Queens View car park between Milngavie and Drymen to begin our trek.
It was a lovely sunny day in Scotland so after a short walk up the first part of the hill, we stopped for some food and to watch people rolling decorated eggs down the hillside.
After some chocolate Easter egg for energy we set off again. Reuben was certainly energised and decided to try and find the most difficult route. He particularly enjoyed clambering over rocks and jumping over streams, even when there was a clear path alongside.
About an hour after setting off we made it to The Whangie itself, a big slice in the rock at the edge of the hillside. The narrow path through it with towering stone walls either side was an impressive sight and, if you're four, perfect for a game of hide and seek.
We'd all had a great day out and on the way back down enjoyed some great views over the Kilpatrick Hills and out to Loch Lomond which we planned to visit the next day. Although it had all been a little too exciting for Orla who fell asleep in the LittleLife carrier on Lianne's back.
About the Author
About Me & Mine
Team Frodsham consists of me Paul (35), my wife Lianne (34) and our two cheebies, Reuben (4 and 3/4) and his little sister Orla (19 months). We live in Congleton (Beartown), Cheshire but can often be found visiting grandparents in Lancashire or Scotland. When I'm not stuck in an the office I like to get out running, or cycling with Reuben and Orla.
Favourite place in the world:
It would have to be North Male Atoll in the Maldives where we spent our honeymoon. With white sand beaches and warm lagoons perfect for snorkelling, the cutest baby turtles and just a short kayak trip to the next island for lunch. I'm still on the look out for an equally magical place a little closer to home ... suggestions welcome.
Favourite things to do outdoors:
We're always on the look out for new and different ways to go fast, be it going down hills on our bike, finding a park with the longest and fastest zip line (Tatton is winning so far) or riding rollercoasters at Alton Towers. When we're not in search of adrenaline we're in search of all manner of mysterious characters from a Gruffalo to Bog Babies, Pirates to Dinosaurs, either from the bike on the country lanes of Cheshire or from the banks of a Scottish loch ... no monsters spotted so far. We also love music and are looking forward to taking Orla to her first music festival in July.