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The Dumpling, Duncryne

The Dumpling, Duncryne


Postby allansmitchell » Tue Nov 10, 2009 9:20 pm

Route description: Duncryne hill, by Gartocharn

Date walked: 10/07/2009

Time taken: 1 hours

Distance: 1 km

Ascent: 88m

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As I look back now this is not much of a feat, however after no fitness for years recovering from injury we had to start somewhere, and this wee hill is one Im sure I will do for years to come.
We parked on the main road, and walked up the country road to the start of this walk. On the way we passed a farm and were joined by a sheepdog (Millie from her dog collar), who joined us, or I should say, guided us along the road all the way to the top, only asking in return for us to throw sticks for her.
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There is a track through the trees, that then leads throught the farmers field until you reach the bottom of "The Dumpling"
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You then have a steep climb (through the ferns in the summer) that s-shapes its way to the summit if it can be called that.
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At the top you have a great view up loch lomond, which appeals to myself for photography, you can get to the top of this hill in no time and set up a tripod and wait for the sun to rise, if it is not any good you can keep trying until you get the shot you want.
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We then played with Millie for a while to thank her for guiding us to the top, before she resumed her duties and led another family off the top.
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We then spent another while having some lunch and enjoying the weather and view. I would assume this is more of a family hill, rather than a baggers hill, but for the views below the cloud line it is a must see. We combined the day with "The Whangie" then here for lunch making up for a nice days walking
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