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Dumglow Hill

Dumglow Hill


Postby Gordie12 » Sat Dec 27, 2014 7:13 pm

Sub 2000' hills included on this walk: Dumglow

Date walked: 27/12/2014

Time taken: 1.4 hours

Distance: 5.2 km

Ascent: 285m

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I had a look at the reports for this hill last night. The usual suspects were all there, Graeme D doing a remarkably sedate wee circular round the loch, Fife Flyer doing some sort of Bear Grylls route and Rod taking a short route in from the north. As I planned to go on from this hill to do some more Sub 2000's I went for Rod's route.

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Parking area with room for a couple of cars


Having parked around half a mile east of Hardiston I walked about 50 yards in the direction of Cleish before turning right into a field and followed a track in a straight line towards the tree line.

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Entering the field and the track ahead


There had been a hard overnight frost but the field was still damp and muddy but it's only 5 minutes of walking before taking the right turn through a gate keeping the trees on my left.

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A good track along the side of the hill


After a few minutes the track turns left and starts to climb through the wood. The frost hasn't got in to this sheltered part of the walk so there's a bit of mud about. On reaching a large turning area I took the fire break to my left.

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Not sure why I took a photo of the fire break - they all look pretty similar


After about 100 yards I took a right turn and followed another fire break heading directly up the hill. I crossed a small trench and a broken down wall before clearing the woods and reaching the open hill.

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Out of the woods


I remembered Rod's comments in his report that there was a short steep climb to the top, I assumed he was having a bad day, this was a stroll in the park and in no time at all I was on the top. 1st Sub 2000 of the day bagged in no time at all, now, where's the trig point???????????? Found it, it's over there................

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I'm on the wrong ****** hill


Dropped down off the top and followed a narrow track round the side of the wood to reach the final steep climb up to the Dumglow summit. At the top of the climb I had to clamber over a fence with barbed wire on the second top rung then it was just a short walk to the trig point.

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Approaching the trig point


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Looking beyond Loch Leven to Bishop Hill


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A frozen Black Loch


For my route down I decided to head back for the same fire break, it meant a longer walk but I didn't trust myself finding the correct route through the woods.

On the way down there was a lot of shooting close by but luckily not on my route so I managed to get back to the car without getting shot.

Nice little hill this one (actually, they were both good).
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Gordie12
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Posts: 1907
Munros:112   Corbetts:63
Grahams:18   Donalds:21
Sub 2000:35   Hewitts:24
Wainwrights:24   
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Location: Nr Forfar

Re: Dumglow Hill

Postby Fife Flyer » Sat Dec 27, 2014 7:54 pm

Nice one Gordie, those photo's reminded me of how much fun I had too :lol: :lol:

Interestingly my route up took me over the same wee hill you ventured over, returned the direct and much easier route :wink:
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Re: Dumglow Hill

Postby The Rodmiester » Sat Dec 27, 2014 9:32 pm

Hi Goodie, was it Georgetown hill you headed towards? The route is not that clear when you are heading through the firebreaks they all look the same. I remember keeping my eye on the Fb when I left the woods as I did not want to do a Crock. Nice wee hill though, glad to see your gettingout.
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Re: Dumglow Hill

Postby Gordie12 » Sun Dec 28, 2014 12:09 pm

Fife Flyer wrote:Nice one Gordie, those photo's reminded me of how much fun I had too :lol: :lol:

Interestingly my route up took me over the same wee hill you ventured over, returned the direct and much easier route :wink:


The difference FF is that you probably meant to go over the wee hill :lol: :lol:
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Re: Dumglow Hill

Postby Gordie12 » Sun Dec 28, 2014 12:14 pm

The Rodmiester wrote:Hi Goodie, was it Georgetown hill you headed towards? The route is not that clear when you are heading through the firebreaks they all look the same. I remember keeping my eye on the Fb when I left the woods as I did not want to do a Crock. Nice wee hill though, glad to see your gettingout.


Hi Rod - the hill isn't named on my map, it was the 349 top just to the west of Dumglow - in any case it was an easy walk over to the hill I should have been on.
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