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Morning walk on Dumglow

Morning walk on Dumglow

Postby rob munbett » Tue Jul 03, 2018 12:31 pm

Sub 2000' hills included on this walk: Dumglow

Date walked: 02/07/2018

Distance: 6.8 km

Ascent: 185m

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After breakfast, I drove round from Scotlandwell to the start of the rough road to Loch Glow on the minor road south from Cleish. I parked in the lay-by at the start of the road because I assumed, correctly, that the car park at Loch Glow itself would be for anglers only. Anyway, the stroll to the loch was pleasant enough and quick. I had decided to walk along the north shore of the loch so I crossed the bridge over the outflow and came to a style over a fence with a sign for Dumglow.
The walk along the north shore of Loch Glow
Over this, I followed a good track round to the start of the forest on the north shore. here, I had to drop down, over a barbed wire fence (no style - the first of several!) to the shore where I followed another good path round to the west end of the loch. This time, there was a style and I followed the line of the old wall, again on a fairly good path, to Black Loch.
Black Loch and Dumglow
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The slopes of Dumglow from Black Loch
Here, things became a bit more awkward because the route to the hill went through reed beds which was a no-go so it was over yet more barbed fences and circumventing a boggy section to reach the start of the steep climb up the grassy slopes to the top of the hill. I must admit that it was a bit of a struggle in the heat and I was glad that it was a short, sharp ascent. All that remained was a gentle stroll over to the summit trig and cairn to enjoy the views of yesterday's hills and a very nice view of the Ochils.
The summit of Dumglow looking over to Benarty and Bishop Hills
I returned to the car by the same route.

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