Dumyat, Stirling Mountain Bike Trails

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Bridge of Allan
Directions
From Stirling head North towards Bridge of Allan. Once in Bridge of Allan you'll find parking in the railway station car park. From the car park head under the road and turn to the right, from the main road cycle for about 100 yards up the road (away from the town). You will see sign for a primary school - this is the start.
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Dumyat mountain bike trails are on the western edge of the Ochil Hill range in Stirling.

Dumyat Hill is 1373ft  (418m) in height with great views so it is popular with walkers, tourists and mountain bikers. 

Dumyat Trails 

  • For mountain bikers, Dumyat has the best of pure gnarly natural trail riding.  The terrain gets pretty steep, technical and rocky in places so it is not recommended for beginners. Once you reach the top of Dumyat you pretty much return the way you came.  You can get up and down in around 2 to 3 hours. 
  • In addition to the nature trails though there is some man made features close by. Basically, at the bottom of the Dumyat Hill on your return, you can easily link off to the neighbouring Bridge of Allan woods behind Stirling university. Here you will find dirt jumps, drops and a number of technical obstacles. 
  • Close by is Ben A'an which is a small hill by Loch Katerine. Here you can find some rocky exposed riding, big rock chutes and drops.

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4 reviews

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3.7
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4.3  (4)
Trail Variety 
 
3.5  (4)
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3.5  (4)
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2.0  (1)
(Updated: August 29, 2015)
Overall rating 
 
3.6
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4.0
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3.0
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5.0
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2.0

A good introduction to riding the hills around Stirling.

A Week up in Stirling meant that I couldnt ignore the presence of Dumyat above me. I quick search showed that it was a popular ride with local MTB'ers. So one fine evening, I drove up to the car park and unloaded my bike and aimed for the top. The rocky nature of the trail meant that I was soon pushing up the path. Once the beacon is reached, a few minutes to catch my breath and admire the view out over the river Forth and then the descent! Quite technical negotiating the rocks through the low sunlight meant my sight was fixed firmly a few feet ahead of my wheel to ensure I wasn't spat over the bars or slide of the trail in some of the narrower points. All too soon I was back at the road. options from here would include taking to the woods back to the university, but as the light was fading and my car was up here, I had to drive back down.

A good introduction to the hills of Scotland for someone more used to the chalk and flint of the South Downs.I'd spend more time and try out the woodland trails if I had more time.

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Good Points
A good test of technical trail riding and negotiating rocky trails.
Lovely views.
Bad Points
it's an uphill push for most of the climb.
Would you recommend?
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(Updated: August 18, 2015)
Overall rating 
 
3.8
Grin Factor 
 
4.0
Trail Variety 
 
3.5
Skills Development 
 
4.0
Trail Quality  
 
3.5

My first ride in Scotland, but I will definitely be back for more!

User Review

Good Points
Great views on the way up. Had to hike a bike for a bit, as rocky route made for a tricky ascent,as well as the way down!
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Overall rating 
 
4.5
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5.0
Trail Variety 
 
4.0
Skills Development 
 
5.0
Trail Quality  
 
4.0

Riding Dumyat has got me itching to venture further north into the mountains to ride but Dumyat itself is always a good ride with a great decent right from the wide open top to a twisty often tight decent through Mine Woods.

User Review

Good Points
Great place to get a taster of real natural trail riding.
Great view over the Stirling area from the top!
Plenty of technical spots on the ups and the downs
Fast and flowy
Bad Points
Sharing the paths with walkers so you have to careful!
Would you recommend?
Yes
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Dumyat, a gem of a natural ride!
Overall rating 
 
3.6
Grin Factor 
 
4.0
Trail Variety 
 
3.5
Skills Development 
 
3.5
Trail Quality  
 
3.5

This is a route for a confident rider as it can be techy in places and pick a day after a few days without rain to avoid the bogs! Be prepared for a hike-a-bike in places!

The loop can be extended by a play in mine woods or this makes a great short loop on its own from the University into the Bridge of Allan

User Review

Good Points
Great once the weather clears up Dumyat is an excellent hike a bike offering a true taste of mountain biking but not far away from civilisation. The tracks is easy to follow and has a mix of rock and mud and offers superb views.
Bad Points
Gets very muddy come the winter!
Would you recommend?
Yes
Sunset on Dumyat
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