Hillwalking Dumgoyne Scottish Walks with Tony Connery

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Hillwalking Dumgoyne

Walking West Highland Way         West Highland Way Pictures
West Highland Way Accommodation

Some of my walks which are part or near to the West Highland Way below
Bridge of Orchy to Ba'Bridge                       Kingshouse Hotel to Devil's Staircase
Coire an Dothaidh             Ben Dorain             Dumgoyne

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.

The Start of the Dumgoyne Climb
The start of the
Dumgoyne Climb

   

 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.

Looking towards Southern Loch Lomond from Dumgoyne
south loch lomond
from dumgoyne

Shona and Trig Point Dumgoyne
Beinn A Chaisteil from
the Glasgow Fort William Bridge

 

 

This website is dedicated to my passion - Walking throughout Scotland.
I have tried to share my experiences with you, in the hope that you will have some idea where to walk and what to look out for on your travels.
This is not an Official Guide but use only as a helpful hints & ideas to get you through the terrain.