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Dun da Ghaoithe

Route: Dun da Ghaoithe, near Craignure

Corbetts: Dun da Ghaoithe

Date walked: 21/06/2012

Time taken: 3 hours

Ascent: 843m

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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Activity: Mountaineer
Pub: Brewdog, Aberdeen
Mountain: Mount Keen
Place: Glencoe




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Statistics

2012

Trips: 1
Ascent: 843m
Corbetts: 1

2011

Trips: 6
Distance: 43.5 km
Ascent: 2483m
Munros: 2
Sub2000s: 3


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