Dumyat with Jura

Route: Dumyat by the hill path

Sub 2000s: Dumyat

Date walked: 26/09/2020

Time taken: 1.5 hours

Distance: 7.5km

I was looking after my Dads labradoodle, Jura so I was looking for a small hill we could do on a Saturday morning. Jura has only recently been introduced to hillwalking having walked the Lowther hills a few weeks ago. She loved it but got a little too excited around sheep!

Dumyat seemed like a perfect choice for us, not too challenging and only a 40 minute drive. I’d never did a hill on my own so this seemed fine as it was a popular hill with a good path.

We set off at around 10ish and reached the hill by 11. The carpark which Walk Highlands suggests you park in is only reached by an extremely tight one track road. It very difficult to pass if another car is coming the opposite way. The carpark itself once reached was really busy so I ended up parking next to a gate in front of another car. Not bad to get into but extremely tight to get out! I just hoped the other car would be gone by the time I was back at the car. :shock:

To start the walk, there is a sign pointing towards Dumyat and a clear path which runs through a forestry track and comes out at another carpark a few minutes later. Then you can see the path climb very clearly up the hill. I had thought about downloading a route on Viewranger but there was no need as you can’t really go wrong with the path.
Start of the path

Jura picked about 10 minutes into our walk to do her poo which meant I spent the rest of the walk swinging about a poo bag! Theres warnings about dog fowling but no bins in the carpark to dispose of said poop.

We followed the path up which was relatively easy but its obviously a popular local hill as it was pretty busy. I can understand why as some of the views over Stirling and towards the Wallace monument are excellent. Jura was kept on the lead the full way up due to how busy it was.

After about 45 minutes, we reached the top! I tried to get a few pictures of the views and Jura but it was difficult to get decent ones while trying to keep hold of the dog! Its hard to mistake the top as it has a trig point, memorial to the Argyll and Sutherland highland regiment and a large beacon. I was saying into myself “Light the beacons!” like I’m sure others have done before me.
Gondor calls for aid!


Trig and views

After a drink of water for us both, we headed back down the hill. I noticed that just past the memorial there was another distinct path. I decided to take it and it was a much better choice. On this path, we only met another 3 small groups of people. This meant Jura could run about and enjoy herself off the lead. We kept to this path all the way down and rejoined the main path just before the carpark by cutting across the grass. The other path probably ends at another carpark but I just stuck to what I was sure of.
Jura on the quieter path

When we reached the car I discovered the other car was still parked next to me so it was going to be a nightmare to get out. I swallowed my pride and asked a group of people if one of them could help me out. A man kindly came over and helped guide me out. If it wasnt for him, we’d probably still be there so thank you! The hero of the hour! :clap:

The one track road was a nightmare getting back out (especially if you take a wrong turning) but we got there in the end.

When driving out, I noticed there was a large carpark at the bottom of the scary road. It was there for the church so no parking on Sunday mornings. If I ever go back I’d probably park there to avoid packed carparks and dodgy roads!
Jura snoozing after the walk ❤️

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Meikle Bin and done it!

Attachment(s) Sub 2000s: Meikle Bin
Date walked: 05/09/2020
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