Saturday 24th August Maps LR48 and EX375 Isle of Mull
Beinn Fhada (702m, Graham) – Long Mountain
BenMore (966m,Munro) – Big Hill
This is the most interesting approach to this isolated Island Munro, the only one outside of Skye.
Travel arrangements and meeting times:
Oban Ferry Terminal NM855298 for 0730 sailing (check-in 30 mins. prior to departure, and advance booking advisable; Corran Ferry Slip NN021635 for 0730 sailing; Lochaline Ferry Slip NM679446 for
0845 sailing (check-in 10 mins. prior to departure). Coffee and rendezvous at Salen Hotel at 0900.
Members travelling by bus from Craignure to Salen will need car transport to and from start of walk.
Start from the bridge on the B8035 at NM517374. Limited parking is available in the vicinity. Follow the S bank of the Scarisdale River to its confluence with the Allt Coire nan Gabhar. Climb S up the ridge
to reach a small summit, 563m, then continue SE up to the summit of *Beinn Fhada, 702m. Turn SSW down to a col at the head of Gleann na Beinne Fada, NM537344. Head up S to reach a prominent ridge leading to the summit of A’ Chioch. Turn W and descend to col. The ridge becomes more rocky and exposed. Follow it SW up to the small summit plateau of Ben More, 966m. Descend NW on a path to the CP at Dhiseig, NM493359. Transport required 5 mins from start.
*Beinn Fhada may also be reached by a traverse of Beinn a’ Ghraig, 591m and Beinn nan Gabhar, 572m. In this case, follow the N bank of the Scarisdale river. At the confluence, head ENE up to the
summit ridge of Beinn a’ Ghraig.
13km, 1285m ascent
*14km, 1549m ascent