Dumfoyn - 426m
Dumgoyne - 427m
Friday 11th December 2009
Weather/Conditions: Beautiful clear skies once above the clouds. Miserable and grey in Strathblane when I started out but came out the top of the clouds and had great weather all day.
Distance/Ascent/Time: 9.4km / 700m / 3h 10m
I spent a lot of time on Slackdhu just enjoying the day and the relatively settled weather. I spent a lot of time around the cliffs searching out routes in areas I hadn't been to before, but eventually decided to go onwards to Dumgoyne and Dumfoyn. This was well and good, except that I left myself little time to get the bus back. Once on Dumgoyne, it was a race down the hillside and back towards Blanefield. I made the distance and eventually caught the bus with time to spare.
A great day. Well worth getting out onto the hills. If anything I was glad I went to the Campsies rather than the Highlands for two reasons. 1) Seeing the Central Belt and home beneath cloud was more spectacular than seeing a couple of cloud filled glens, and 2) The Campsies were sunny, the Highlands weren't.
And two ladies at the bus stop in Blanefield gave me a good chuckle: Miserable Weather isn't it? Aye, it is... I just couldn't help but smile to myself.
(0.00) 11.50am Blanefield
(0.55) 12.45pm Slackdhu
(1.55) 1.45pm Slackdhu (left)
(2.20) 2.10pm Dumfoyn
(2.30) 2.20pm Dumgoyne
(3.10) 3.00pm Blanefield