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 walk

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.

The view

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!

Find out more

For more information about local walks and things to do during your stay at Loch Lomond Waterfront, please contact us on 01360 870 144 or email us here.

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