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28 March 2022

Uisken beach is one of the finest and easily accessible of the many spectacular beaches on the Ross of Mull. Just outside Fionnphort you simply follow a short single-track road for three miles to a car park at one end of the beach. It’s a wide, sweeping bay, backed by dunes and flanked by hills, with scattered rocks and pools making things interesting. Some locals were finishing a morning swim when I arrived, while another couple were birdwatching with an impressive set of gear. I’m sure I heard seals out on one of the small rocky islands offshore. I walked to the far end of the beach, sat on a bench and took in the view. Behind me, a cairn on the hill marked ‘The Last Look Back’ – a popular stopping point for funerals back in the day.