Ochil Hills: Blairlogie - Dumyat - Blairlogie

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From the attractive little village of Blairlogie, the route ascends Dumyat, on the western edge of the Ochils, yielding fine views over Stirling and the River Forth. After a woodland path into the village, a short walk along the main road is necessary before turning uphill past Logie Kirk and Logie Old Kirk. Then the pleasant lane ascends steadily through woods and emerges into the open. A path across the hillside is now taken, yielding views of the Wallace Monument, the city of Stirling and the river winding back and Forth to its estuary. Choose a fine day for this walk as these prospects, together with the nearby Ochils from Dumyat's summit, are sublime!

The clear path down from the top joins a gravel track which looks over the little town of Menstrie, skirts a wood and returns to the car park via a woodland path with good views of the line of hills. The walk is on the stiff side of moderate, based on the initially steep descent from Dumyat's summit.

Information for Dog Owners: this is sheep country, so dogs should be kept on a leash.

Scotland - Central Scotland - Stirling - Countryside

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Birds, Butterflies, Church, Flowers, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Mountains, Public Transport, River, Wildlife, Woodland
11/10/2015 - Tom and Joyce Kay

Returning after 4 years we found this still a great little walk with enough climbing to make you aware that you are on the hills. A marked Jubilee path now allows passage from the Blairlogie car park to Logie Kirk without the need to walk along the A91. After Wpt 25 and immediately before Dunyat Farm a new section of track by-passes the cottages. If missed,however, remaining on the main track meets up with the path after the cottages. A short section immediately after Wpt 27 is currently narrow, slippery, crumbling and overgrown. It is passable and no doubt will soon be repaired.

14/11/2011 - Robert Gemmell

Great walk. I'd also recommend a visit to Castle Law to the southwest of Dumyat. You can reach this by heading south of the main path at waymark 13. Where a faint paths leads to the summit of an old hill fort and some outstanding views over Stirling and the Forth Valley.

05/09/2011 - Tom and Joyce Kay

Just as pleasing when walked in the reverse direction. There is a short steep climb to the summit in this direction but it is well within the capacity of the majority of walkers. From the summit and thereafter there are inspiring panoramas to the South and to Ben Lomond, Ben Ledi, Ben Vorlich and the more remote ranges further North. The Burnside Inn now closed but there is a farm shop and cafe in Blairlogie. 05/09/2011.

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