Dumyat is a craggy outlier at the western end of the main range of the Ochil hills. Something of a rite of passage.for students from Stirling University. The wind was already strong, but that was nothing in comparison with the rain that was on its way. Your effort is rewarded with some spectacular views across Stirling and towards the River Forth. This multi-period fort occupies the south-west shoulder of Dumyat Hill and commands magnificent views over the Forth to Stirling and beyond. Helpful. Name: Dumyat, Stirling Place type: Hill Or Mountain Location: Grid Ref: NS 8356 9767 • X/Y co-ords: 283565, 697675 • Lat/Long: 56.15750122,-3.87621870 County/Unitary Authority: Stirling Region: Scotland Country: Scotland Height: 415.9m OS Explorer map: OL46: Stirling & Ochil Hills West. Dumyat Hill, Stirling, Scotland, UK. Name: Dumyat, Stirling Place type: Hill Or Mountain Location: Grid Ref: NS 8356 9767 • X/Y co-ords: 283565, 697675 • Lat/Long: 56.15750122,-3.87621870 Walk 152 – Dumyat Hill from Sheriffmuir – 4 miles A straightforward route to the summit of Dumyat (418m / 1371ft) from Pendreich Forestry car park. A perfect first hillwalk on a fine day, this route avoids the very steep slopes on the southern flank of the hill.Terrain:Hill path, some boggy sections
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Though only 1,373ft or 418m in height it is a superb viewpoint along the length of the Forth Valley to Edinburgh, the Pentlands and beyond as well as to the south and west. One of the tallest ones being Dumyat, even though it's not actually that tall, being just over 400 meters high. It has a superb position on the fringe of the range overlooking Stirling and the Central Belt; the views are superb. The interest of the fort lies not only in the remains of its impressive defences but also in considering the significance of its elevated position and in the derivation of its name. At only 418m high, Dumyat is more of a brisk walk than a climb. The record of the Dumyat Hill Race stands at 32 mins and 23 second, so I planned an extra hour or so to get up there and choose my position. Stirling lies in the borderlands between the highlands and the lowlands of Scotland, so even though the actual city is mainly flat (with the exception of the castle hill), there are several hills nearby. I was expecting fierce competition from other photographers to get the best spot. UK weather - on a beautiful bright Armistice Day on top of Dumyat Hill, Stirling, a young girl reads memorials and poppies at a memorial to Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Credit: Kay Roxby/Alamy Live News Dumyat. Excellent 2-3 hours out. Dumyat has two principal summits: Castle Law on the west, and Dumyat proper on the east. Probably the most scenic and least boggy of the Bog and Burn races.
It is the westernmost peak in the Ochils and on a clear day offers incredible views down to the city of Stirling, the River Forth and across to the Southern Highlands. The interest of the fort lies not only in the remains of its impressive defences but also in considering the significance of its elevated position and in the derivation of its name.
In my case it was both these things. Perhaps that's why 400 people signed up? This is a pleasant walk but not for the infirm or unfit. Mountain rescue team, Stirling University marshals and photographer. Dumyat is a fairly insignificant knoll above Stirling, but it foreshadows issues that are emerging elsewhere in Scotland's bigger hills. The hill is a popular climb with tourists and visitors to the Stirling and Trossachs area, due to the historical nature of Stirling and the proximity of the Wallace Monument.