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Sron nam Boc

Sron nam Boc


Postby litljortindan » Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:35 am

Date walked: 14/04/2018

Time taken: 4.5 hours

Distance: 6 km

Ascent: 300m

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This was my plan B walk for the day, implemented because the low cloud was a tad too low for plan A or, more precisely, because I like to get a view. Even on this relatively low level walk though views were at a premium with the cloud skirting about the slightly higher clifftops further west.
The first kilometre is on a track that leads to some ruins after which there is a good path to follow as well as good views over Carsaig. A curious pen with a rusted iron post bearing a stag weather vane at its top is passed en route to the clifftop proper. No idea what that is all about.
Plenty of evidence of bracken along the clifftops so I dare say less of an easy stroll in summer but with it died back from winter the walking was very pleasant and easy going.
The views, in spite of or maybe even because of the mist, were fairly jaw-dropping. All along the way to Nuns' Pass there were gullies and crags providing ever-changing propects east and west and, more hazily, south.
Got to the top of Nuns' Pass without really registering that folk (indeed, nuns!) possibly used this as an access route to and from Nuns' Cave. Some route; looks pretty steep and exposed.
Thought about continuing further west but there having been no shift in the cloud level or even a slight lowering I found it easy to head back. Didn't even cross my mind to try Nuns' Pass as a return route!

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Fine views over the coast almost straight away, despite the start being a kilometre inland.

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A curious pen with a rusted stag weather vane above.

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I am on spousal orders to smile more.

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Into the gloom a bit further west. This actually made the cliffs ahead look quite grand, the way they loomed out of the mirk.
Waited here a bit for things to hopefully clear.

ImageDSC06538 by John Little, on Flickr
Nuns' Pass is in the middle distance and in front of the lowest clifftop here.

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Crumbly looking overhangs -not a place to get too close to the edge.

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What had been in the mist earlier on now a bit clearer.

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Back above Carsaig Bay, apparently the site of much seafaring activity in the past.

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Took a slightly different descent route, just above the tree line and fence. Probably better to stick to the track which this path eventually rejoins in any case.

ImageDSC06803 by John Little, on Flickr
Mull is tranquil.
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