Dumgoyne and Earl's Seat


Distance: 11.91km
Time: 2 hrs 51min
Ascent 781m

The Route

From the lay by next to the distillery, cross the road to the start of the walk to Dumgoyne. It is obvious to spot, a large open green lawn surface leads you up a tree lined rise to a stile. 

Green Lawn

Path up to Dumgoyne

Looking back

Once over the fence, follow the muddy track up which bends to the right, under the top of Dumgoyne. It then ascends up onto the shoulder to the trig point. 57mins, 420m

Dumgoyne Summit

To get to Earl's Seat, descend off the back of Dumgoyne, this can be steep and tricky, especially when wet or cloudy. Follow the track east for 3.5km. There is a faint track for most of the walk. The summit of Earl's Seat runs alongside a fence to the trig point. 2hrs 5mins, 574m.  You can return by the same direction, skirting around the base of Dumgoyne. 

Descending Dumgoyne

Onward to Earl's Seat

Towards Earl's Seat

Summit of Earl's Seat

This is a decent short hike walk with Munro like views from these splendid smaller hills. Ideal for an all day family walk, without travelling too far from Glasgow. 


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