Dumyat

Starting out once again from Airthrey Loch in the grounds of Stirling Uni make your way up through the Uni Woods cutting right through the doorway in the wall and onto Logie Burn Road before turining right onto the Sheriffmuir Road for a short road blast up to the gates leading onto Dumyat itself. Once through the gates the climbing starts in earnest. Follow the left hand path with the obvious incline.

There's normally a number of walkers and bikes either ascending or descending via this section. The right hand route contours round and leads to the Witches Craig decent (see Route 3) so you want to avoid that one at the moment. From here it's climbing almost all the way with only a couple of level sections to let you catch your breath. The terrain and route becomes more technical the higher up you get. Rocky outcrops and deep ruts appear regularily to catch you out along with some boggy patches and wooden plank crossings.

On the way up t's worth taking time to stop and pick your lines for the rapid descent back down. Once at the top take your time to savour the amzaing views out over the Forth Vallay and The Trossachs before pointing the bike back down the way you came. As your rapidly descend the hill watch for the lower route cutting left which will take you to the start of the Witches Craig decent for some added extra downhill fun. Once at the 'Hole in the Wall" it's a brief road ride back up to the 'Doorway in the Wall' and the final descent of the day back down to Airthrey Loch. Weather conditions can vary quite dramatically on Dumyat depending on the time of year so prepare your kit accordingly.