Dumyat Circuit NB CHANGE OF DATE

Friday 24 May - 10:30am
Meeting point: Bottom of Coppermine Path, corner of Sunnylaw Road and Abercromby Drive, Bridge of Allan (NGR 794978), 10.30 am. There is limited parking on Abercromby Drive or Mine Road (opposite BofA Sports Club). Total distance: 9 km, time 4-5 hours excluding stops, total ascent 370 m.

Ian Grieve writes: The walkhighlands website does not include this Dumyat route, but does list the routefrom Blairlogie; that has a convenient 1:25000 OS map on which you can follow our route: https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/fife-stirling/dumyat-blairlogie.shtml

We will climb fairly steeply up the Copper Mine Path (good surface) past the site of the old mine until we reach the road above Drumbrae. We then head northwards on the road for about 600 m and turn right along the track towards the Cocks Burn Reservoir. We will take the recently upgraded path along the south side of the reservoir to cross Sheriffmuir Road (NGR 813980). This is an alternative starting point for those who wish to avoid the steep climb up from Bridge of Allan. We should be at that point around 11.30 and there is some parking by the road here - altrernatively use the new car park some 400 m south on Sheriffmuir Road. From here we will continue on the the new path to the summit of Dumyat. Hopefully the sun will be shining and the breeze gentle so we can stop for a picnic lunch here. We leave the summit toward the north and descend over (fairly) rough ground to the path along the south side of the Loss Burn Reservoir. We follow this path to the north-west to the Sheriffmuir Road and then follow this road for 2 km to the Cocks Burn Reservoir and return to Bridge of Allan via the reservoir and Pendreich Road.

We will need warm and waterproof clothing, boots and poles (although the new paths are excellent, the descent north from Dumyat is rough under foot) and a packed lunch. We could stop at BofA Golf Club for tea or coffee (they also do good bacon rolls) on our return to Bridge of Allan; alternatively Henderson St…..

One final note: I am at the moment slightly incapacitated with back and hips. Unfortunately the medical profession can find no quick and easy solutions, apart from physio. I am determined to fulfil my commitment to lead the walk but this has now gone on for some 4 weeks so I can’t make any promises. It would be great if there were others with knowledge of this walk - Maureen was very confident there will be!

If you would like to join this walk please let Ian know: Ian Grieve <grieve592@btinternet.com>