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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Burn
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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!
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Looking back to Oban (somewhere)
Following a shower, it was off to Tobermory now that the weather had annoyingly cleared up.
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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:

http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/Forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=15118
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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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