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Mull's Corbett in great weather

Mull's Corbett in great weather


Postby johnkaysleftleg » Mon Sep 12, 2011 9:54 pm

Route description: Dun da Ghaoithe, near Craignure

Corbetts included on this walk: Dun da Ghaoithe

Date walked: 24/07/2011

Time taken: 6 hours

Distance: 15 km

Ascent: 843m

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After a four year absence we returned to Mull to be rewarded with some wonderful weather. With Sunday's forecast close to perfect we got straight to the walking with an accent of Dun da Ghaoithe. After driving up the steep track I initially parked the car on the grassy verge only to be approached by the owner of the b'n'b. He politely pointed out a parking area through a gate on the right of the road just after it levels off. So car moved, we set off on what was a breathtaking morning.

This route up the hill is definitely a walk of two halves with the bulk of the accent up the stony track to the radio masts. Walking up what is effectively a steep stony lane may not be to everybody's taste but the views back towards the mainland more than make up for it.

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Mainland from the track

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Sound of Mull


A bit of a trudge with plenty of stopping to turn around and admire the views is eventually rewarded with a sight of the whole ridge.

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Dun da Ghaoithe


It is somewhat of a relief when the second set of masts and buildings is reached so you can strike out over the open hillside.

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Setting out over the open hill side


The way steepens on the way up Mainnir nam Fiadh and the ridge becomes nicely defined.

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Ridge to Mainnir nam Fiadh


And the views keep getting better!

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Loch Don and Loch Spelve


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Dun da Ghaoith from the trig point


The walk to the summit along the ridge is a joy from here with great views all around the compass.

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approaching the top


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Ben More and Ben Fada behind Ben Talaidh


Views from the top are truly sublime (but not in my opinion as good as Ben More).

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Ben Cruchan in the distance

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Towards Ben Nevis

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Towards ardnamurchan

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Grace at the top


The return journey is no hardship and even the track on the way down, given the views are ahead of you, is quite enjoyable. All in all a great day out.
Last edited by johnkaysleftleg on Wed Sep 28, 2011 7:52 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Mull's Corbett in great weather

Postby malky_c » Mon Sep 12, 2011 10:07 pm

:thumbup:

One thing this site needed was a decent walk report for this hill. Quite envious of those actually 8)
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Re: Mull's Corbett in great weather

Postby dugred » Tue Aug 14, 2012 9:07 am

Great report with some stunning pics. I'll need to get back to Mull again!
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