Orval, return via Harris

Orval is the highest of the hills in the northern half of Rum, a superb viewpoint for both the Rum and Skye Cuillin and surrounding islands, with a dramatic craggy escarpment of its own. The descent leads to Harris on Rum's western coastline, the site of the Bullough's mausoleum and a beautiful location in its own right, before a long return on tracks to Kinloch.


Landrover track, sometimes boggy path to bealach, Orval itself is pathless. A mountain bike could be used as far as Malcolm's Bridge and would likely be welcome on the long return.

Public Transport

Ferry to Rum from Mallaig; no transport on the island.


Ferry pier, Isle of Rum. Open start point in Google Maps for directions.

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