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Dun da Ghaoithe

Dun da Ghaoithe

Postby dugred » Thu Aug 09, 2012 7:42 am

Route description: Dun da Ghaoithe, near Craignure

Corbetts included on this walk: Dun da Ghaoithe

Date walked: 21/06/2012

Time taken: 3 hours

Ascent: 843m

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Fars my boots?
I booked a nice weekend away to Mull with Mrs Dugred. The weather when we left Aberdeen was as wet as usual and it was a nice surprise to be met with sunshine at Oban, where we spent the first night.
from oban.JPG
The next morning we waited for the ferry to Mull and the views were excellent all the way to Craignure and I saw my first glimpse of Dun da Ghaoithe, tomorrows walk.
Duart Castle
I left the hotel, in Craignure, at 05.30 and headed up the hill taking a route previously trod by malky_c. This proved to be a kinda wet walk as I had to head through bushes, long grass etc and, unsurprisingly, had the place to myself apart from a deer or two.
Some Old Deer I met.
Pretty soon I was going uphill at a fair angle and any nice view I had disappeared thanks to early morning mist and rain. I attempted a couple of photos but you can only snap so much mist before knocking it on the head.
Mist opportunity!
I continued along malky_c’s route and landed back at the hotel in time for a breakfast of dry bacon, cold sausage and rubber eggs. Looking for a positive on a wet day? At least the breakfast was dry!
back towards oban.JPG
Looking back to Oban (somewhere)
Following a shower, it was off to Tobermory now that the weather had annoyingly cleared up.

Mull is a beautiful place to visit and I would recommend it to anyone fancying a bit of hill walking.
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Re: Dun da Ghaoithe

Postby Jabber » Thu Aug 09, 2012 8:35 am

Mull is indeed a beautiful place. I often wonder how many folk just pile over to Ben More & then head back on the ferry without see the rest of it. Nice Report :clap:
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Re: Dun da Ghaoithe

Postby malky_c » Fri Aug 10, 2012 10:03 pm

Bit of a fight to get onto the hill that way! Looks like you had the same weather as I did - unlucky. At least the rest of the trip looks nice :)
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Re: Dun da Ghaoithe

Postby johnkaysleftleg » Sun Aug 12, 2012 11:08 pm

I love Mull. Hear's my trip report on a better day, let you see what you missed :wink:

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Re: Dun da Ghaoithe

Postby dugred » Tue Aug 14, 2012 9:08 am

Great to see what this walk offers on a nice day. Mull is back on the radar for winter.
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