The Ross of Mull

I’d originally planned a combined kayaking/climbing trip to Arran but for a variety of reasons, including the Icelandic Eyjafjallajökull volcanic eruption, it remains as an adventure for the future.

Annie and I travelled North and met Will and Beth for the ferry across to the Isle of Mull. I guess I’ve done approaching 50 trips to Scotland since I first visited to climb Ben Nevis maybe 18 years ago. Not bad going considering the 1000 mile round trip from the Midlands. I’ve always visited North of Fort William or over in the Cairngorms in the East and Mull has always escaped my attention. What a great place it is!

One of the benefits of going to Scotland in Early May is that you can avoid the monster midges.


We based ourselves at Fidden Campsite on the West end of the Ross of Mull.  Heaven!  Although the Northerly wind blew strongly all week, on the first day we found a sheltered paddle on the Southern coast starting from Uisken


Lots of interest with rock gardens…

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…and plenty of geology to explore and admire….

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Conditions were perfect, complemented with the backdrop of the Paps of Jura to the South.


…and all interspersed with deserted silver sand bays just calling out for a lunch stop…



About Andy Harpur

Interests : The Scottish Highlands, The Pennine Alps, The Milky Way, Abbot Ale, Mountaineering, Climbing, Mountain Biking, Canoeing, Sea Kayaking, Astronomy, Guitar, Penny Whistle. I live and breath for the outdoor lifestyle. New places, new faces, new adventures....
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