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Dumgoyne Hill & Earls Seat

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The 1,400ft, 427m Dumgoyne Hill is about 13 miles north of Glasgow between the villages of Strathblane and Killearn. The hike can be extended to the 1,896ft, 578m Earls Seat on the same range.

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The images top are of the Glengoyne Whisky Distillery with the hiking car parking by the roadside next to the Distillery, as seen top. The large car park across from the Distillery is for visitors to the Distillery. If you are visiting the Distillery for a Tour, or to buy Whisky, Gin or a Souvenir, you can also use the Distillery car park for the Hike as well.

The Trail to Dumgoyne Hill starts from next to the Distillery, up through a Field to a narrow Burn with Stepping Stones. There are Sheep in this Field and on the Hill, so dogs have to be kept on a lead.

Once across the Burn, you see two Trails, one straight up, steep all the way.

The Main Trail goes up to the left, fairly steep, then cuts across to the right, crossing the Steep Trail at a steady angle. Large Image of the Trails.

The Main Trail Cross Path is narrow, but fairly safe, a nice steady incline.

Once across the Cross Path, the Main Trail winds its way to the top.

The top gives great views, north to Loch Lomond, east to the 1,896ft Earls Seat and a number of other Hills that can be explored in this area.

Going down the east side of Dumgoyne Hill for the hike out to Earls Seat is real steep, but fairly safe as long as you take your time.

Up the east side is a good challenge, Large Image of the east side route.

The Map below shows the routes.

Large Hill Walking Map of the Hills in this area.


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