Walk: Warlocks & rock bands - Dumyat by the corridor route

Stirling | Ochil Hills | Half day walk | ★★★★

[The "corridor route" threads an ingenious line between Dumyat's dramatic southern cliff bands]

Dumyat's craggy profile when viewed from the south makes it one of the most characterful hills in the Scottish Lowlands. And yet the "tourist route" to the summit from the west misses out on all of this, crossing unremarkable grassland on a busy and eroded path. Starting instead from Blairlogie allows access to a rarely used traverse. This follows a corridor of grass - miraculously navigating a maze of conglomerate cliffs and rock outcrops - with superb views across Clackmannanshire's plains. Admittedly this requires more effort than the other route, but visually it's ten times better. After enjoying the panorama at the crowded summit, head east into Menstrie Glen to pick up the Hillfoots Diamond Jubilee Way for an easy ramble back to the start.

[First view of the summit, beyond the deep cleft of Warlock Glen]

📌 Walk: Warlocks & rock bands - Dumyat by the corridor route ★★★★
Start / finish at car park off A91 just east of Blairlogie, G.R.: NS 831968 ///importing.safari.measures

▶ 6 km / 4 mi | ▲ 430 m | ⌚ Half a day | Tough
Features: △ Dumyat (419 m, sub-2000')
Terrain: Ascent almost all on clear, but rough and very narrow paths with occasional rocky sections where hands might just be needed, with large drops close to the path. Paths are intermittent for final ascent to summit beyond Burnwarroch. Clear hill paths and tracks for descent, steep just at top.

Route & map

Car park - east end of Blairlogie by Hillfoots Diamond Jubilee Way - skirt NE side of Blairlogie - fork right at path junction at G.R.: NS 826973 - path traverses east to Burnwarroch - Dumyat - join track through Menstrie Glen just above Dumyat Farm - start by Hillfoots Diamond Jubilee Way

Route credit: Scotland Off the Beaten Track
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On our visit

Wildlife: Pheasants, butterflies; a few sheep and cows on descent.
Weather: Almost cloudless with temperature in high teens; strong easterly breeze.

[Rough but clear paths through woodland and gorse further down]


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