Duncryne Hill, The Dumpling Walk
Spectacular Views from Duncryne Hill
Duncryne Hill, also known as The Dumpling, is one of our favourite wee gems of Loch Lomond. A small hill, at just 465 feet above sea level. You can climb to the top in approximately 20 minutes and the ascent is relatively short, but the views you get from the top are magnificent!
How to find it
Located in the village of Gartocharn, not far from Balmaha on the eastern shores of Loch Lomond. Access to the top is available via Duncryne Road. There are small number of parking bays on Duncryne Road, and further car parking at the Millennium Hall in Gartochan village. You can’t miss Duncryne Hill, just south of the village, with its distinct dumpling shape.
The path to the top of Duncryne Hill is short, but quite steep. It is rocky and muddy in places, however the walk is fairly simple and should only take around 20 minutes. Allow a further 20 minutes to get back down, plus plenty of time to admire the spectacular view from the top.
You can find full walking instructions here from WalkHighlands.
From the top of the hill, you get the most amazing view of the Highland mountains, Loch Lomond and its islands.
The famous Scots climber and adventurer Tom Weir lived in Gartocharn and Duncryne Hill was one of his favourite walks. He described the view from the top as ”the finest viewpoint of any small hill in Scotland.’ And we must agree!
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