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Duncryne from Gartocharn Walk

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 2.0 miles / 3.3 km

Ascent - 280 feet / 85 metres

Grade - easy

Start - OS grid reference NS428862
Lat 56.0427900 + Long -4.5251326
Postcode G83 8NF (approx. location only)

This short but rewarding walk to the summit of Duncryne, nicknamed the Dumpling, offers a fine view along the length of Loch Lomond and to the Campsie Fells to the south. The route starts from the village of Gartocharn which straddles the A811 which follows the route of an old Military Road.

Limited on-street parking is available in Gartocharn on Church Road (grid ref. NS428862) on the north side of the A811. After parking walk back to the main road and turn left. Continue a short way and turn right into Duncryne Road just before the playground. Follow the road as it climbs gently out of the village. After 800 metres, just past the last house on the left, turn left through a gate into woodland. The well-maintained path follows the edge of the wood through a gate and into open countryside. The path runs between fences through another gate to reach the hilltop with a light covering of trees and gorse.

After a final, short climb you reach the summit of Duncryne which is marked with a concrete OS trig column (142 metres above sea level). The view north looks along the length of Loch Lomond with Ben Lomond rising on the right-hand side of the loch. Looking north the view is dominated by the Campsie Fells. After enjoying the view retrace your steps back to the start.

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