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MULL HEAD, DEERNESS

Route: Mull Head, Deerness

Date walked: 27/10/2017

Time taken: 2 hours

Distance: 6.75km

really unfortunate that most of the time we had to explore this area (mull head and the gloup) it was ... 'moody'... as in drizzling from mighty grey sky.. but we still managed to poke around the corner and see some of this remote place.
mull head is located a bit aside from the main orkney tourist route therefore it was quieter :) good, we like quieter :)
and located just at the foot of mull head is the gloup. you have probably seen this marked on a map and wondered what this was. ha! the word 'gloup' means collapsed sea cave, the word comes from norse (just as many many other names and words used in the orkney) it used to be vikings' land after all :)

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THE GLOUP

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along the coast

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a bit of an entertainment - the chain & steps

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wild roaring seas

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sudden change of weather, on our way back

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enjoy

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Location: edinburgh
Interests: hillwalking :) guitars, photography
Activity: Wanderer
Camera: d300
Ideal day out: sunshine, ridge, scramble..
Ambition: trekking in iceland

Munros: 50
Corbetts: 13
Grahams: 5
Donalds: 4
Wainwrights: 5
Hewitts: 4
Sub 2000: 7

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Statistics

2017

Trips: 2
Distance: 11.75 km

2015

Trips: 20
Distance: 111.25 km
Munros: 2
Grahams: 1

2014

Trips: 11
Distance: 34.5 km

2013

Trips: 21
Distance: 131.5 km
Munros: 6
Corbetts: 1
Grahams: 2
Hewitts: 1

2012

Trips: 22
Distance: 169.45 km
Ascent: 1500m
Munros: 9
Corbetts: 2

2011

Trips: 22
Distance: 223.2 km
Munros: 16
Corbetts: 3
Grahams: 2

2010

Trips: 33
Distance: 240 km
Ascent: 1450m
Munros: 11
Corbetts: 5
Grahams: 2
Donalds: 4
Sub2000s: 5

2009

Trips: 2
Distance: 41.5 km
Munros: 1


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