This knoll lies to the south of Loch Mudle in rolling countryside between the B8007 and the lower slopes of Ben Hiant. It's of interest for several reasons, not least that....
....there always seems to be scat on or near its summit. This particular specimen was right on the top, next to the broken bone of a sheep. I have no idea what produced it, but this knoll was the site of a trail camera set up a year or two ago by one of the groups trying to locate wildcats on Ardnamurchan. They baited the area in front of the camera with rabbit from the cull on Canna but didn't have any luck with the wildcats.
Slightly lower down the slope was this specimen which seems to be more wool than anything else. Quite why an animal would want to feed on wool is a bit of a mystery but it has clearly been through an animal's digestive tract.
To the southeast of the knoll, hidden by clumps of marsh grass, are the remains of several stone structures. Most are the size of typical shieling huts but one is rather bigger. It's an unusual site for a shieling as it's close to the busy place where five old trackways used to meet, two of them going southeast around the edges of the Basin towards Camas nan Geall, two running north to pass either side of Loch Mudle, and....
....one westwards, this last one being, for hundreds of years, the main route to via Skinnid to Kilchoan. One suggestion is that the buildings were used by the drovers taking cattle from Ardnamurchan and Barra to market in places like Falkirk.
The Kilchoan track passes a beautiful little glen which, if followed upstream, leads to a waterfall set, today, against the backdrop of a snowcapped Ben Hiant.
The area around the knoll is prime grazing for one of the Ardnamurchan Estate's fine red deer herds, including this group of very handsome stags. They must have felt very persecuted today as we kept bumping in to them.