Photograph of Ben More in October with snow lying on its slopes.

BEN MORE

 

SIMPLY MULL

SIMPLY MULL

Ben More  (Beinn Mhòr, meaning "great mountain") is the highest mountain (966m) and only Munro (and ‘Marilyn’) on the Isle of Mull, Scotland.

 

It is the highest peak in the Inner Hebrides apart from those on the Isle of Skye. The mountain is situated in the south of the island, above the shores of Loch na Keal.

 

The peak is easiest reached from Loch na Keal, the walk up from the B8035 road following farm tracks, the side of a stream; Abhainn Dhiseig, and ultimately up scree slopes to the top.

 

From the summit on a clear day, the view encompasses the Sound of Mull, Staffa, Ulva, the Ross of Mull and Iona in the distance. From sea loch to summit is approximately a four-hour walk.

 

As you might expect, Ben More dominates the Isle of Mull. It also seems to influence the weather, particularly on Loch na Keal, breaking cloud formations and seemingly precipitating rain from heavy clouds.

 

Walkers need to be aware of magnetic rocks on Ben More which can make navigation difficult.

 

When venturing up the slopes of this or any of the other hills and mountains on Mull walkers should be aware that the weather conditions on the island can change in minutes from great to awful. They can also change in the opposite direction!

 

Ben More, Beinn À Ghràig, Beinn Nan Gabhar and Corr-Bheinn all dominate the A849 as it runs through Glen More towards Pennyghael.

Photograph of Ardverginish Farm at the foot of Ben More, Isle of Mull.
Photograph of Ben More wreathed in cloud.
Photograph of Ben More in October with snow still lying on its slopes.
Photograph of Ben More with a mantle of cloud.
Photograph of Ardverginish Farm at the foot of Ben More, Isle of Mull.

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