Dumgoyne - 427m
Thursday 26th January 2012

Weather/Conditions: Cloudy, windy and snow on top! Pretty cool, all in.
Distance/Ascent/Time: 3.8km / 400m / 2h 40m
Accompanying: Tom

A short day with Tom: he was interested in going up a hill so I picked him up from Glasgow and we headed out to Strathblane. We headed up the route from the distillery - a cold, grey day. It was good to be out with Tom, no matter how much he talked about being unfit. (I really didn't care although he seemed to think I did) The weather was good fun: snow blew in on the wee ridge to the top, and the top was no place to hang around. Big flakes fell from grey clouds not so far away and I was bracing myself against the wind. It was really cold!

We descended the gully of scree down the back of Dumgoyne. I always enjoy running down it. Tom wanted to go onto the Campsie plateau beyond, but I had to get the car back. At home, I'd promised it would be home for lunchtime, but even now I was stretching time. I would have to drive into Glasgow plus another twenty minutes to get home. With limited time left, we made a vow to return again. Next time we'll go up to the plateau... We turned toward the distillery and a faint path brought us back to the ascent path.

All in all, an easy going morning.

Times (Time relative to 0.00)
(0.00) 9.40am Car park
(1.35) 11.15am Dumgoyne
(2.40) 12.20pm Car park

Written: 2012-07-22