Hiking Windyhill, Scotland

This evening, I am posting images and information on yesterday’s small group hike from Neilston to Johnstone via Fereneze and Gleniffer Braes covering a 9 mile/14km route SSW of Glasgow in S.W. Scotland.

Although many of the trees have yet to burst into leaf there were signs of emerging Spring as manifested by:

  • Viola flowers (blue).
  • Catkins
  • Gorse in flower (vibrant yellow).
  • Begonia in flower (pink).

Other sights of interest were:

  • Redundant thread mill in Neilston, a legacy of manufacturing in the area dating back to 1792.
  • Streams and waterfalls.
  • Moorland type landscape scenery.
  • Fungi.
  • Birch and oak woodland.

Overall, a rewarding walk which benefited from dry weather.

Hiking group approaching redundant thread mill dating from 1792.

Common Dog Violet (viola)

Witch Burn, Neilston, Scotland

Fungi colonising dead tree

Waterfall at Fereneze Braes, Scotland

Spring catkins

Fighting through thick, prickly gorse bushes at Gleniffer Braes

Navigating steep steps at Fereneze Braes

Brownside Braes, Scotland

Glenpatrick Burn traversing rapids

Lunch stop on hike

Waterfall, Glenpatrick Burn, Scotland

Waterfall, Glenpatrick Burn, Scotland

Windyhill burn (stream)

Cultivated pink begonia, Johnston

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