On Saturday, our dear Miss Lithuania had her last ever exam at Stirling University and to celebrate she wanted to go up the Dumyat. For those of you who do not know about the Dumyat, it is the hill behind the University, a very popular climb for students, locals and tourists alike. In every other occasion I would recommend the walk up there, the scenery is breath taking and the walk itself is nice.
Though on Saturday the weather was not on our side, and the walk resembled more like a scene from the film “The Day after Tomorrow” than a nice hill walk. When we started walking towards the hill, the weather wasn’t anything to brag about, it was drizzling and the clouds were dense in the sky. Yet we had hope and were determined to walk up as this was a wish of Miss Lithuania, and had been throughout her university life, to walk up the Dumyat after her last exam.
Though after reaching the hill, and taking the wrong path, having to journey up the hill between stinging nettles and tall grass, I should mention by this point that I wasn’t very prepared for this walk and was wearing shorts, we were still optimistic.
Nevertheless it was only after we started reaching a certain height that the wind became fierce and unbearable, so strong you could almost lay on it. We finally reached the top, though the weather didn’t really allow us to enjoy it fully, so we soon made our prompt way down.
I wholeheartedly recommend a walk up the Dumyat if you are ever In the area, though don’t do like me and please dress accordingly. Also it would be a good idea to not go up on a day people have predicted as the rapture and maybe check the weather before you make your way up.
– Miss Rosé