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“Nice walk, damp in parts!”

Reviewed 20 September 2015

We followed the route in an excellent little Walks book for Mull and Iona, written by Paul & Helen Webster. It had been reasonably dry for the last week, even so there were places where waterproof boots were desirable. The walk is along the beach to get there, and along the cliff top on the way back. The entrance to the gulley where the fossils are found needs a bit of clambering down. The area where a trained eye could find fossil leaves is halfway to the sea. We didn't find any there that we were very sure of, but there is evidence of much searching. We carried on to the sea which was much more rewarding. There are basalt columns at all angles and a miniature Fingal's cave. We also found a large pebble which looks like a leaf fossil, but can't be sure. Avoid high tides if you want to explore the cave. Have a look over the cliff on the way back to see the extent of the buildings that once used to be there on the beach.

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Reviewed 10 April 2013

For the three of us, ageing businessmen attending the annual Mull Music Festival based in Tobermoray, this walk was aimed at keeping us out of the pub for the day, and it certainly achieved that goal!
We parked near a lonely house in the middle of nowhere, and set off meaningfully North across a vast barren swamp-like area covered in Turks Head grass, and bugger all else and totally path and track less, heading to the West of a large rocky outcrop.
Many gullies and swamp like streams crossed our route at regular intervals, and to describe the terrain as 'challenging' is a gross understatement, and despite only being a distance to the coast of about 2 miles, by the time we got there we were completely knackered.
On reaching the coast, we headed East, and indeed did see the Leafbeds and many areas of beautifully folded strata, plus some amazing basalt columns - all observed from areas of great danger, with precipitous drops to rocky and/or sandy coves many feet below - and after about a mile of sealevel to cliff top to sealevel to cliff top walking, we decided that we'd had enough so we set off back to the car.
On the return we were fortunate enough to see some sea otters, a sea eagle and perhaps best of all, a pair of Hen Harriers going through some ritual or other which we watched spellbound for what seemed like ages.We also found a perfectly matched pair of antlers from some magnificent stag. They're huge!
We were away from the car for about 4 hours in all - and we had worked up such a thirst, we stopped at Craignure and Salen for a beer on our return to Tobermoray.
Mission accomplished!

12  Thank ReetGrandLad
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