Exploring the Kilpatrick Hills in the Snow

The Whangie, Kilpartick Hills Scotland

We’ve certainly been busy bees these last few weeks with plenty of work to keep us going, finally sorting a few more wedding plans (with 13 weeks to go!) and a whole host of day trips too. With so much going on we needed a play day and with some unexpected heavy snow appearing on our day off we took advantage of the wintry deluge by heading out by to the Whangie walk in the Kilpatrick Hills.

We always love the snow and while Andrew is more about skiing on the stuff  I’m more about…well just playing in it! One thing we can always agree on though is that it makes the world a more beautiful place and heading on a hike in the snow is an excellent way to spend some time off.

The Whangie, Kilpartick Hills Scotland

While the snowfall on our doorstep in Glasgow had been heavy the night before sadly, come morning, rain had ruined the effect somewhat so we hopped in the car and headed 20 mins down the road to the Kilpartick Hills to find much more of our flurry friend.

The Whangie, Kilpartick Hills Scotland

Our destination was one of our regular local haunts Auchineden Hill and in particular we were attempting a route towards an area known as the Whangie. During summer the small hill can provide amazing views all the way to Ben Lomond but of course on days like our visit the freezing fog barley allows a view a few feet in front of you.

The Whangie, Kilpartick Hills Scotland

The fog did clear as we headed on up the hill but it added some atmosphere to our slow climb. In no hurry, we thoroughly enjoy the first snowfall of the season and apart from two cars in the car park – obviously much earlier risers who had already completed their walk and were set for home, we had the whole place to ourselves.

The Whangie, Kilpartick Hills Scotland

After a morning messing around in the snow, the odd snowball here and there and certainly plenty of pictures we returned home a little worn out by all the excitement of our snow day!

We didn’t quite make it as far as our planned destination of the Whangie but Auchineden Hill was good enough for us.

Do you love the snow? Or would you rather stay in and keep cosy?

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Exploring the Whangie, Kilpatrick Hills in the Snow - The fun of exploring the Whangie Walk during the winter and finding thick snow only 20 minutes from Glasgow, Scotland

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