Climb Every Mountain

Photograph of Balevullin
Balevullin beach and bay from Ben Hough

This is the Inner Hebrides at their best. The weather today on Tiree is glorious – bright and sunny with just a few fleeting clouds. Having previously climbed Ben Hynish and its smaller neighbour Beinn Ceann a’ Mahara, we set out to climb Beinn Hough this morning. Parking next to one of the crofts, we took the old coastguard path to the summit. We certainly needed our sturdy footwear as it was still wet and muddy underfoot. The reward for our modest climb was stunning views all round, but especially of Traigh Hough and Traigh Baile a’ Mhuilinn. We could even see in the distance the MV Clansman making its way from Coll to Tiree. Upon our descent there was time for a chat with our crofter friend and to collect some daffodils from his sheltered garden. Then it was home for lunch.