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Whangie, The

A rock feature comprising a spectacular 10m (33 feet) high and 3m (10 feet) wide slab of basalt separated from the adjacent cliff by a narrow chasm, the Whangie (meaning cut or slice) is located on the north facing scarp slope of the Kilpatrick Hills in SW Stirling Council Area. Older blocks of stone, in various stages of collapse, occur on the downslope side of the slab providing evidence of a landslide produced by the sliding of the surface basalt rocks over the underlying sandstones. Local legend attributes these features to the devil who is reputed to have sliced the chasm with his tail while flying by. The Whangie can be accessed from the Auchineden (Queen's View) car park on the A809 road.


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