Distance – 6 miles
Time – 300 minutes
OS Map Explorer 375
Grading – Hard
Terrain – Very rough track, rocky and steep in parts
This is NOT a recommended walk for novices but suitable for experienced hill climbers only.
Follow the B8035 from Salen and park at Dhiseig on the shores of Loch Na Keal. It is safe to park on the grassy area between the road and the shore.
This is the easiest route up the mountain, Mull’s only Munro at 3169 feet, but be aware that this volcanic mountain is magnetic and so compasses are unreliable and make an accurate reading impossible.
The track goes up the hill past the farm house and follows the course of the burn, the Abhainn Dhiseig. The path crosses the burn and there is a very steep ascent onto the summit ridge. From here there is a wide track up to the summit cairn and if you are lucky you can see Ireland, the Outer Hebrides and Ben Nevis. Return the same way.