A couple of Ochils
by Sarah86 » Wed Mar 19, 2014 1:12 pm
Route description: Dumyat by the hill path
Sub 2000' hills included on this walk: Dumyat
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I parked at the bottom car park and enjoyed the always pleasant walk up the glen.
Once we reached Castle Campbell I decided to continue on to bank hill seeing as Penny had a spring in her step. It is not a long walk to the summit but gives a good little work out and for a small hill you get wonderful views. From the exit of the glen I followed the path that is further to the right which sets off uphill and again through some trees. Once the top of the path is reached it is clear to see the path to Bank Hill
A pose at the summit
She then decided to run a couple of laps round the cairn
Wonderful views to be had
I ended up going down a different path to the ascent which was a bit steeper and although it had been a beautiful afternoon a dark cloud was looming and it started to drizzle
Another pose, Saddle Hill and Whitewisp in the background
The sun was still shining to the east giving a lovely view of Castle Campbell
Rain coming in from the west
Luckily the rain never came to much and I was even treated to a rainbow
The Castle grounds showing the signs of spring
This was a perfect way to spend a couple of ours after work. I do find walks like these more enjoyable during the week as there is less people around.
Last week we had more sunshine (shock!!) so we headed up Dumyat from the Sheriffmuir Road... after two years of driving I have only just started driving this road Even though a week day when the sun shines Dumyat is always a popular stop off for plenty of people.
I decided just to head to the lower summit and enjoy sitting alone for a bit as there is still decent views to be had. Although it was sunny it was a little windy on top so I didn't wait around too long.
I think of all the Ochils Dumyat gives the best views to the River Forth
Another summit pose
The sun had started to set on our route down
A beautiful spring evening to be out
Always on the look out
Sunset and Ben Lomond
On route home I spotted a beautiful sunset so stopped off in a layby near the Both at Manor Powis.
by jupe1407 » Wed Mar 19, 2014 2:50 pm
by RicKamila » Wed Mar 19, 2014 6:37 pm
by seasgaich99 » Wed Mar 19, 2014 9:07 pm
My first of 2 visits to Dumyat included a thorough clean-up of the summit cairn. My pal thought I had lost the plot, but the inane reality was, as usual with such rubbish, that the 2 full bags carried down were only a fraction of the weight originally lugged up there on however many separate trips.
Great views are to be had from that summit.
by Graeme D » Wed Mar 19, 2014 10:09 pm
by ChrisW » Wed Mar 19, 2014 11:18 pm
by Sarah86 » Thu Mar 20, 2014 1:07 pm
I didn't see too much rubbish when I was up but come the summer there will be wrappers everywhere no doubt.
I was surprised at her having a spin around the cairn as she will be 11 in June so thought the hill walk was enough. She then had another two runs on the route down lol
by tweedledog » Thu Mar 20, 2014 1:45 pm
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by Sarah86 » Tue Mar 25, 2014 2:47 pm
tweedledog wrote:Good to see Penny enjoying the first signs of spring; looking nowhere near 11. Daren't show the pictures to The Whippet. He's 9 and not looking as fit as that...
Thank you I have seen photos of your whippet and he looks in fine shape. She is getting to the age where some days I can hardly keep up with her going up hill and some days she isn't to keen so I just make the most of the days she is full of energy. Was great to see her charge around at the top of the hill.
by The Rodmiester » Tue Mar 25, 2014 3:03 pm