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David Brennan

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.

The upper route to the top
We climbed through the Uni' to the start of the track (NS 813 980) and then the fun began.

The lower route up to the top
Looking back

Looking over towards the Touch Hills
Looking back

Rolls...the energy of Kings!
Brennan and Douglas at the summit (NS 835 976).

Looking West
Looking west from the summit. The memorial to the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders is in the foreground.

Looking South
Looking from the summit towards the Wallace Monument

Looking East
Looking east from the summit along the Hillfoots

Descending from Dumyat back to the road (NS 813 980), we headed towards

Dumyat Farm Track (NS 819 994), which we followed all the way to Cotkerse (NS 834 964) near Menstrie

Smug Shearer...
Shearer looks smug as he dreams up ways of saving weight on his steed.

Brennan heads downwards...
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.

Tracklog -

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.

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