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Whangie and Burncrooks Reservoir - Route for November

Posted by Find Your Adrenaline on

There’s nothing like a bit of friendly competition to keep the running motivation alive as we head into the darker days of winter. So, on the back of a cracking GlasgowTrailfest event on the 15th October we got our heads together with Jo and Ryan to come up with a bit of fun to keep you out on the trails throughout November.

We’ve scouted out a cheeky wee 10k route around the Whangie and Burncrooks Reservoir. Run it, enjoy it, let us know what you think, snap some pics along the way.

In return at the end of the month we’ll give some kit away in the form of a few prizes.....note it’s not necessarily about how fast, but rather the best story. So get creative: route names, photos, videos, tales from the trails..….is up to you.

Here’s what you need to do:

  • Join the Glasgow TrailfestClub on Strava.
  • Check out the route on Strava – embedded link below as well as a few tips to help find your way.
  • Grab your trainers, grab your phone/camera, start Strava - and off you go!
  • Run the route as many times as you like this month, and sync it all to Strava.

If you fancy sharing on Instagram make sure you tag @glasgowtrails and @findyouradrenaline or tweet tagging @glasgowtrails and @findadrenaline.

If enough folks get involved, we will look at doing it again next month with a different route - maybe you have one you want to share?

Stava Sector:

Notes on the route:

Start/Finish at the gate at just above the Queens 

View cark park on the A809. 

Follow the path up the Whangie.

Stick to the obvious route, until you reach this
junction where the trail splits into two main paths.

Now stay on the right hand path on the level
rather than climbing up to the left.

Follow the route up and through the rock 

formation which gives the Whangie its name.

Once out the other side of the rocks,
continue on up and to the left

As you come up and round the bend not more than
50 yards from the Whangie you will see a stile 150
yards over on your right.

Follow the obvious rather wet and boggy trail to the
stile, up and over and then down the clear track to
the reservoir road

Once you hit the road, turn right and follow the path
anti-clockwise round the reservoir. Once you get
to the head of the reservoir follow the well kept
grass to the left along the edge of water shown.

At the far where the nice grass end there follow an
obvious trail a short distance across the bog to join
the main John Muir stone trail. Turn left on the trail
and continue round the reservoir.

Head over the bridge and go up the first wee
zig and then zag on the path.

At this point rather than turning right on the next zig,
continue straight onto a narrow grass trail and follow the contours
of the hill round to the right for about one hundred
yards until you rejoin the
stone trail – rejoin the stone path and
continue your loop round the reservoir.

As you near the end of the reservoir it will break
briefly away from the water. Go to the right through
the trees and then turn left and left again at two
junctions to finish your anti-clockwise loop and
return to the point where you originally joined the
reservoir road.

Retrace your steps back up the heathery double
track towards the Whangie, over the stile, and
across the boggy ground to your original path.

Once you rejoin the path just above the
Whangie rocks turn right and take the steeper
right hand route until you reach the top of
Queens View.

At the top, pause Strava, take a load off, kick back, take a snap.........

OR ..........

Just keep on firing back to the start:

Stick to the trail along the top of Queens View across
the bogs.

You’ll see the distinctive outlines of Dumgoyne and
Dunfoyne in the distance on a clear day.

Stop Strava when you get to the gate.


Any yardages noted in the guide above may well be a work of fiction. They are the product of an addled mind in full guestimation mode.....so think finger in the air on a windy day rather than carefully calibrated measure!!!!


All the usual disclaimers apply – running the route is at your own risk, you need to be fit to so and carry appropriate kit and provisions to do so safely.