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Dumyat - Ochils

Dumyat - Ochils

Postby Gordon Ballantyne » Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:47 pm

Sub 2000' hills included on this walk: Dumyat

Date walked: 22/06/2019

Time taken: 2 hours

Distance: 5 km

Ascent: 250m

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A wee stroll with the masses up the track off the Sherriffmuir road. Lots of bagged dogshit on the way. Who are these people ?

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Car parks on the Sherriffmuir road.jpg
Car parks on the Sherriffmuir road

Lovely sunny day and everyone was enjoying themselves, apart from a solitary sullen-looking young lad at the back of a family group - who had obviously been prized from his PSn/XBox for this family "jaunt" in the sunshine.

Looking from Dumyat towards the Campsies.jpg
West from the Dumyat track

A braw path took us to the top and a fairly impressive Beacon on top of the summit cairn that had been filled wi stanes.

A puckle fowk on the top o Dumyat.jpg
A puckle fowk on Dumyat

TB posing again.jpg
Tony posing on Dumyat

Happy snap of some folk from the Newcastle area.jpg
Happy snap of some Geordies

There was also a recently renovated fine memorial to the Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders to mark their "integration" along with all the other famous scottish regiments into the Royal Regiment of Scotland. Beautiful memorial. The amalgamation must've saved the Army a fortune, not having all these different tartans and accessories to pay for - but what a loss of heritage !

A braw memorial.jpg
A braw memorial

Dedication plaque.jpg
Dedication plaque

GB inspecting the Argyle and Sutherland  Highlanders memorial.jpg
GB inspecting the A&S Highlanders memorial

Tony took us down a different route away from the madding crowds, so that we could get a better view to the north.

The way down with a view of Lossburn reservoir.jpg
The way down with a view of Lossburn Res

A dried -up lochan on the way back.jpg
A dried-up lochan on the way down

A fine wee walk in the lowlands for a change.
Gordon Ballantyne
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