Walk: Dumgoyne... & a dram

Stirling | Campsie Fells | Full day walk | ★★★★

[Dumgoyne from Garloch Hill]

Looking northwards from Glasgow, Dumgoyne is one of the most prominent bumps on the skyline. If you have a penchant for painful ascents, the first mile to Dumgoyne summit is for you. From the Campsie Fells plateau beyond, fabulous views north towards the Arrochar Alps, Loch Lomond and the Trossachs even on a grey day like today. Of course we couldn't resist a tour and a dram of whisky on return at Glengoyne. This picturesque distillery straddles the Highland / Lowland whisky border and is self-styled as the slowest distillery in Scotland!

[Glengoyne Distillery]

Location & info

📌 Walk: Dumgoyne... & a dram ★★★★
Start / finish at Glengoyne Distillery, A81 3 mi north of Strathblane, G.R.: NS 527827 ///hilltop.widely.recur
🚌 Bus to distillery | 🚗 Layby immediately to north of distillery (get full) - distillery car park is for visitors only

▶ 11 km / 7 mi | ▲ 710 m | ⌚ Full day
Features: Glengoyne Distillery; △ Dumgoyne (427 m); △ Earl's Seat (578 m, sub-2000')
Tough | Clear paths, eroded and increasingly vertiginous around Dumgoyne, soggy towards Earl's Seat. Still the odd snow patch on north-facing slopes.

Route: Start & Glengoyne Distillery - Dumgoyne - Garloch Hill - Earl's Seat - return by outward route, avoiding reascent of Dumgoyne by traversing north face - start

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On our visit

Wildlife: Kestrel hovering over the flanks of Dumgoyne.
Weather: Grey and hazy but dry, light but chilly wind. Just above freezing on the plateau.

Also on this walk

📌 Glengoyne Distillery ★★★★
By A81 3 mi north of Strathblane, G.R.: NS 528827 ///ticket.buying.thankful
Open daily (pre-Covid) | £12.50+ adult depending on tour type, free for children
🚌 Bus stops outside distillery | 🚗 Car park

[The Campsie Fells with Dumgoyne (right) and Earl's Seat (centre) seen from Finnich Glen (21/3/15)]


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