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“Stunning Views for Miles on End”
Review of Ben More

Ranked #28 of 55 things to do in Isle of Mull
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Owner description: Scenic mountain popular with hikers for the breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside seen from its peak.
Reviewed 17 October 2013

On my trip to Mull, a group of friends and me all decided to climb Ben More, the highest North Westerly Munroe there is. We walked it on a very calm, warm day and there was not a cloud in site.
As you start the climb there is an arrow pointing in to the air that says 'UP' and it means it! The first mile or so up is leg-stretchingly steep. We stopped at the stream beside us,which we were following to the summit, to fill our water bottles. The water was clear and almost turquoise. My friend managed to collect a frog in his water bottle accidentally when filling it up but realised it had caught a lift before we started up the next bit of the hill!
As we climbed, the clear blue skies became cloudless again and we could see over Mull and Iona for MILES! It was truelove spectacular.
It must of took us about three and a half hours to climb all the way to the summit, (but we did stop to eat our peanut butter and banana sandwiches half way up).
When you do finally get to the top, the sights are breathtaking (literally! it was so windy and the air was so dense being so high we could hardly breath!!!)
It took us another two hours ago to descend from the summit and to get back to our little mini bus parked at the very bottom of the hill!
Thats my second Munroe under my belt :) A fantastic day out!

3  Thank longbeans523
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Reviewed 7 October 2013

At the bottom of the climb up Ben More from Loch Na Keal is a sign in the form of an arrow, which simply says "UP".

It's not kidding.

The climb is steep, although not horribly so for for the most part, but it's *long* and there's a fair bit of loose rock underfoot for much of it, so care is needed. If, like me, you're not terribly fit, it may be rather daunting and a bit of a struggle. But if you're physically capable of doing it and have decent boots, it's well worth the effort.

The views from the top are spectacular (when it's clear) and the sense of achievement is immense.

Be aware though that the descent, while in some ways easier than the climb, has its own hazards and can take almost as long to accomplish, so leave plenty of time for the round trip.

Thank Carol H
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Reviewed 31 March 2013

We did not even attempt to walk on Ben More. The weather was too cold and the summit was snow covered. We did drive around the base on the scenic road to Salen which was a magnificent drive.

Thank tomsgranny
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Reviewed 10 October 2012

we decided to go up Ben More via the most direct 6 mile return route. Fairly steep climb all the way up. there had been earlier significant rainfall, so the stems to cross were more like raging rivers. Low cloud at the top so no view from there, but stunning scenery both on the way up and back down. Reccomend stout walking boots & wet weather gear, also because there was nobody about - put a note in the car windscreen saying route and time you set off. Watch out for rabbit holes!!

Thank sportymeDerbyshire
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Reviewed 12 June 2012

On our trip around Mull with Norwegian friends we had limited time available, and so we had to content ourselves with a view of Ben More from the road. I would have loved to climb at least part of it, but alas we had to make do with a picnic lunch stop. There are excellent views of Ben More from most of the south western part of Mull, the best is from the west. There were lots of cars at the small car park, no wonder, the views all around are worth the visit. If you go around the sea loch to near the island of Ulva there are spectacular distant views of Ben More and the surrounding mountains.

1  Thank GeorgeSinclair
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