It struck me as a good idea to go and see the Mull of Kintyre lighthouse recently. As I headed out of Campbeltown it was well sign-posted. I hadn't realised that the last 6 or 7 miles would be on a single track road nor that the last mile must be done on foot.
Anyway, I got to the carpark at the point where cars were permitted to travel no further and headed off on foot. It was probably as well I had no idea what was ahead of me - being a misty morning I was able to remain in blissful ignorance for a wee while longer! It proved to be approximately one mile on a narrow, bendy road with a descent of 300 metres. As I got closer to the lighthouse the mist lifted and the views were simply amazing.
At the lighthouse itself there is little to see over and above the amazing views of the Mull of Kintyre. I sat on the grass looking over the cliff watching the sea life in the water below and gazed along the coastline admiring the beauty of this wee bit of Scotland. I could have stayed for hours just enjoying the views and tranquility. Indeed, had I thought to take a picnic I probably would have stayed a lot longer but my rumbling tummy encouraged me to make the 300m ascent back to the car to go in hunt of lunch. I took the return walk fairly steadily, enjoying the views which I'd missed on my way down due to the mist, and it wasn't as arduous as I had feared.
All in all it was a bit of a trek but one I am glad I made. I would suggest going on a clear day and to consider taking a small picnic to enjoy on the lawn by the lighthouse.
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