Dumgoyne, a lovely mountain on the edge of the Campsie fells and is located beside Glengoyne Distillery and only 3 miles west of Strathblane.
Hillwalking Dumgoyne - Scottish Walks.
|Length: 1 mile||Duration: 2½ Hours.|
|Difficulty: 6/10||O.S. 64|
While walking the West Highland Way and you are in no rush to complete the journey, why not take the small detour as described here. Ben Dorain is a fabulous mountain between Beinn a' Chaistel and Beinn an Dothaidh
The first set of hills of any note, heading northwards, on the West Highland Way are the Strathblane Hills, of which Dumgoyne at 427 metres is the one which really stands out on its own. A real favourite with locals, the summit offers a panoramic view, taking in the mountains to the west and north, the lowland of Strathclyde to the south and the close by Earl's Seat to the east.
I started the walk in Dumgoyne by taking a small pathway just north of the Glengoyne
Distillery (A81). The path leads up past a cottage and through some
forestry and moves on to an open field. A quick traverse of the field
leads to the base of Dumgoyne. The climb is steeper than it looks but the
summit can be reached in around 2 hours, with a well trodden path the
obvious way up.