Date: Tuesday 5th June 2012
Having crossed from Arran to Kintyre via the Kennacraig-Claonaig ferry on Monday afternoon we wended our way N to Oban via Kilmartin and other touristy halts.
A nice crossing to Mull with just enough time for Calmac fish’n’chips saw us arrive at 4pm on a sunny afternoon with enough time for a quick jaunt.
I’d originally planned to walk the remaining Mull Grahams in pairs, but for Talaidh/Dearg and Buie/Creach Bheinn that involved a drop to base level between the hills. For Choireadail and Corra Bheinn it involved some rather gnarly stuff and a scree ascent.
The revised plan was for a pick and mix of solitary Graham ascents – starting with Cruach Choireadail.
Parked at a large layby at NM 604 298. The route is essentially ascend-pause and enjoy-descend.
Reached the top in about 45minutes then stopped to enjoy the view.
A very pleasant summit. Turned back for the car and a quick descent.
Back at the car we drove W to find a camp spot. At the road junction near Loch Beg there were a lot of folks with long lenses. Soon spotted a pair of short-eared owls hunting the marshes. Spent 20 mins here and then drove round to Dhiseig where I’d fancied camping for a while.
A pleasant day.