Beinn Mhor (Lorne) and a trip to Mull. June 2013

Date: Saturday 8th June 2013
Distance: 4.2km
Ascent: 230m

It’s always a bit of a pain when a transit day on a holiday is perfect weather. Having arrived in Oban just before midnight we felt we deserved a long lie and didn’t get up til 0700.

With a ferry trip to Mull to come, plus a bit of shopping for the SHills mini-meet at Salen we needed a short walk – so we plonked for the somewhat deceptively named Beinn Mhor.

Parked at the S end of Loch Seil where there’s space for a few cars. There’s then a track running uphill northwards to a point just 100m SW of the summit. An easy amble.

Beinn Mhor:

A bit of small wildlife around the track kept us distracted.

Common Lizard:

Fritillary:

A quick pull to the summit which has rather satisfying views.

Across to Mull:

South from summit across Seil to Scarba:

Crags and Kerrera:

Crags and southern Mull:

North towards Cruachan:

Summit pano:

Simply reversed route back to the car. Did a quick shop in Oban’s Co-op and then did the normal worrying crawl for the last 300m to Oban’s ferry terminal to board the ferry.

Kerrera from ferry:

A gull took station over the ferry deck mooching chips off passengers – an effortless glide.

Gull:

N to Lochaber:

Gull:

Calmac’s Clansman ferry passed us as we crossed.

Clansman and buoy:

Lismore lighthouse:

Clansman and Lismore:

With about 30 minutes to kill we nipped round to Duart Castle to have a look. It’s a nice viewpoint.

Bluebells at Duart:

Lismore and Cruachan:

Ferry and Ben Cruachan:

From Duart we headed north to Salen to meet our SHills housemates for the week. An excellent bunch to spend some time with.

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