Monday, 4 April 2016
From the B8007, we followed the west bank of the Allt Choire Mhuilinn down to the sea, crossed the burn by the new footbridge, and then climbed up through the abandoned clachan of Choire Mhuilinn and thence onto the steep-sided ridge of Beinn na h-Urchrach. Lunch was taken in mist and rain and, fortunately, light winds, with the magnificent view occasionally appearing, but....
The walk was scheduled to take about three and a half hours but took a good hour longer, partly because of the conditions but also because we stopped along the way to look at the rich history of the area, which included a 6,000 year old chambered cairn, a cleared village, the site of an illicit whisky still, and the cairn over a wicked Norse chieftain's grave.
It was a thoroughly enjoyable occasion, which traditionally ends with tea and cakes at the organisers' house.