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Despite being built in a very defendable position, Dumyat is actually very easy to get to. Get yourself onto the A9 in the centre of Stirling heading N on the dual carriageway section. At the roundabout by the bridge, take the right turning, and head out past all the B&Bs towards the Wallace Monument. At the next roundabout turn right onto the A907 for a mile or so, then left at the next roundabout onto the A91. After about a mile of very straight road towards the bottom of the Ochil hills there is a sharp corner to the right - turn left here onto the B road, and take an immediate right past the wee Logie kirk. Follow this (very steep and narrow!) road as at twists up the edge of the hill, and at the T-junction take a right. There's space to park soon after, at about NS 813 982.

A gate into the field here will take you onto the track that is marked on the OS map and will lead you right to the summit of Dumyat the hill, behind the fort. I would suggest going up to the top of the hill as the views over the Carse of Forth to the S, and Loss Hill to the N are amazing, as well as giving you a good look at the fort below. If you don't want to go to the summit of the hill, break off from the track around NS 830 977 and carefully pick your way S through the heather - being aware of the sheer drops around here - to approach the fort from it's W.
BigSweetie Posted by BigSweetie
28th July 2004ce
Edited 28th July 2004ce

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Better to drive to Menstrie. When you get to Menstrie, turn off the main road up the road that has the Hollytree pub on the corner (across from the spar). Park next to the Boy Scouts hall. Cross the river, walk to the end of the row of cottages and the take the path up the hill. Keep on climbing. Posted by sipeki
4th January 2010ce
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