Sunday 9th February 2003
A wee Sunday afternoon jaunt up Dumyat with Dave Brennan
and Douglas Shearer.
Dumyat is at the western end of the Ochils and is 418m at
the summit. A cracking ride, taking just a couple of hours, connoisseurs would argue that Dumyat is at its finest on
a summer's evening as the sun sets over the Trossachs. We
weren't complaining about today's conditions - although the
only problem with tackling it on a sunny, Sunday afternoon
is that it can
be quite busy with walkers. Show respect, say "Hi",
and you won't have any problems.
We climbed through the Uni' to the start of the track (NS
813 980) and then the fun began.
Brennan and Douglas at the summit (NS 835 976).
Looking west from the summit. The memorial to the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
is in the foreground.
Looking from the summit towards the Wallace Monument
Looking east from the summit along the Hillfoots
Descending from Dumyat back to the road (NS 813 980), we
Dumyat Farm Track (NS 819 994), which we followed all the
way to Cotkerse (NS 834 964) near Menstrie
Shearer looks smug as he dreams up ways of saving weight on
Brennan starts the descent
Ending up at Corrieri's for coffee and Dime bar cake, it
was an excellent day out.
Total distance for the day was 16 miles from Kings Park.
Associated file: Text
from file 'DumyatTracklog0303.txt'.txt
A GPS Utility file
may be downloaded containing route information and a GPS
tracklog for a route from Kings Park to the summit of Dumyat
and returning to the road.
The above information is provided for planning purposes
only and I accept no responsibility with regard to its accuracy.
Always carry a map and a compass and prepare for the unexpected.
Please leave these hills in a state where we can continue
to enjoy them.
© Crispin Bennett 2003.