Trip to Mull
On a recent brief trip to Mull the weather forecast changed from looking pretty abysmal to unseasonably warm sunshine. We decided it was worth a trip up Ben More. I’ve only ever been up it from the South side before, so was looking forward to trying out a different route.
The weather certainly didn’t disappoint us!
There was some cloud, but it stayed dry and sunny all day. The few clouds that appeared disappeared just as fast. Ben More is the highest mountain on Mull, and at 966 m (3,169 ft), is classified as a Munro. The panoramic view as we climbed the last section of the hill was spectacular. I’m blaming that for the walk taking so long! We could easily identify Ulva down in the loch below, and, Coll and Tiree on the horizon. Looking north and east we could see across to Morven, Moydart, Knoydart and a wee corner of Skye. It’s absolutely stunning landscape on a day like this.
For me, the best views came when we reached the summit. The cloud was sitting on the top as we climbed the last rise, so we arrived to almost no view at all. It very quickly disappeared, leaving the ridge to the east bathed in sun – what a beautiful sight. And I was lucky enough to see my first Brokenspectre at the top!