Looking over A'Choich from Ben More

Ben More and Dun da Ghaoithe on Mull

Routes on the Munro & Corbett on the Isle of Mull

Having to take a ferry trip from the mainland over to Mull makes hill bagging here just that bit special. Probably due to this, Ben More, the island's highest mountain, sees more than its fair share of Munro-bagging round compleations, with the 'tourist route' being quite popular in summer.

Dun da Ghoaithe (see 'Alternative Routes' below), the island's second highest mountain and only Corbett peak, is far less frequented by boot-traffic.

While on Mull, take in some of the other sights including Calgary Bay, Crackaig, Iona and Tobermory.

Main route summary

  Map base ©OpenStreetMap
The route most people take up Ben More (often referred to as the 'tourist route') starts from Dhiseig by the shores of Loch na Keal on the western side of the Isle of Mull. It's a straightforward route with little in the way of navigation challenges and for the most part follows an obvious path to the summit, from where views are breathtaking.

The route can be extended over A'Choich and Beinn Fhada to make a far more enjoyable day with some easy rock-scrambling (see 'Alternative Routes' below).

Munros Ben More (966m, Munro 189)
Corbetts Dun da Gaoithe* (766m)
 *see 'Alternative Routes' below
Ascent 965m (3,170ft)
Distance       10km (6m)
Time walking : 4:10hr*, run : 1:20hr
*Naismith's rule : 4km/h distance + 600m/h ascent

Start/finish   Dhiseig
(grid ref : NM494359)


Which map to choose ?
easy difficult
easy testing
stroll long day
ok stunning
Ben More : 'big mountain'
Dun da Ghaoithe : 'fort of the two winds'

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