Glengorm: As seen on TV

Currently available on iPlayer, we have the segment here for our overseas viewers. A look at how our abundance of wildlife brings visitors to the Island, and to Glengorm in particular. Well done to Steph and Tom for spreading the word across Scotland!

Enjoy the segment, and as Tom says, let’s hope we see you coming back soon!

Hovering over Scotland

Here’s some fantastic aerial photography we watched this week over on Vimeo. It was shot on Mull, Skye, Harris and Lewis. It features some of Glengorm around Loch Torr and goes on to some spectacular scenery across the Hebridees.
Shot with a Quadcopter and GoPro.

Thanks to Weencent on Vimeo for sharing.

Climbing our highest mountain

Scotland has 282 Mountains over 3000ft and one of them, Ben More, is here on Mull.

As a Munro, we get visitors coming to the island just to climb it and strike it off the list. On our last climb we met a hiker who had bagged everyone except Ben More and as we reached the summit there was an emotional ceremony to celebrate his final ascent. For us though it was our first of 282 Munros, and one I could keep on repeating when the weather is this good.

Ben More is 966M (3169ft) and as you start right from the sea shore at Loch na Keal, you’re climbing every foot of it.

Half way up and the views are already fantastic.

Cousins getting emotional at altitude.

Walking up the ridge with a glimpse of the more advanced route below.

Be prepared for the mist. (Different day this one, but it did clear off dramatically) It gets very cold and wet, walking in clouds.

Ben More Fact: It’s the 6th ‘most prominent’ mountain in Britain.
Source: Jim Bloomer’s Prominent Peaks

Great to be here.

And back down again, when the pain begins in the thighs!

Ben More is 50 minutes drive by car from Glengorm. For the ‘tourist route’ as shown here, head along the B8035, West from Salen for 7.8 miles where you will see a track on your left and sign for ‘Ben More Estate’. You can park here on the grass on the right. Walk time 4 hours approx.

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Over the Sound of Mull

To compliment Steph’s fantastic write up, here’s some behind the scenes shots of what the humans were up to during the our trip to Sanna! Many thanks to Tom and the team for making this such a great day.

Heading out from Tobermory we arrived at Sanna Bay for an afternoon on the beach. There were 40 of us on board and this stretch of sand seemed the perfect size for our party.
We threw down the anchor and the boarding parties were shuttled in to shore.

Heading in to shore

Some made their own way in…

And once on shore each person instinctively selected their activity.
Teenage frisbee
Junior dam building
And Sumo Wrestling for the adults.

Sea Life Surveys do trips daily for Whale watching and charter cruises from Tobermory.