Within 35 minutes of being picked up you will find yourself deeply immersed in the beauty of Scotland's nature. After a wondrous hike up Auchineden Peak with stunning views looking out over the Highland Boundary Fault-line towards Loch Lomond and beyond, you will journey through a mystical feeling walkway between two giant slabs of rock learning about the glacial processes which are believed to have caused this incredible feature. As well as finding out the folklore behind the area and some interesting Scottish facts you will experience Scotland in all its glory. 9am - City Centre Pick Up 9.45am - Arrive at Auchineden Peak (The Whangie) 10am - Set off on adventure 12pm - Return to van 1pm - Dropped at initial pick up point Included in this adventure is travel to and from a specified city centre pick up point . The adventure with a knowledge guide, as well as snacks and water.
Excelsior Adventures focuses on providing enjoyable, educational and uplifting experiences shared with like minded individuals. Created by Jen Jamieson to combat a need for ways to help with peoples mental health it has showcased a need to introduce locals and visitors to the beautiful nature hidden so close to Glasgow City Centre. Jen's love and expertise of Geography is showcased on these walks with the intricate knowledge of how the rock formations were created (scientifically but also with a few stories of the mythology behind it). With a BA(hons) in Festival & Event Management, these hiking events are ran smoothly and professionally with all details catered too. All of this married with Jen personable and friendly nature make these events an all round exciting and memorable experience.
Snacks will be provided to sustain you through the hike
Water is provided but please bring your own bottle as we are trying to save the planet!
8 seater mini bus
Auchineden Peak - we will hike to the top of Auchineden Peak with views out over the Campsies, Glasgow and Loch Lomond all the way to Ben Lomond on a clear day. The Whangie - we will explore the prominent rock feature known as The Whangie which has been created through glaciation.
This an easy hike which is perfect for beginners but also exciting enough that those with experience will still enjoy it.
Explore The Whangie