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Mull of Kintyre - Lighthouse     open your myclimbbybike to add this climb

2 km  368 m  (318 m)  15.9 %


The Mull of Kintyre is situated in Scotland. This climb belongs to the Scottish Highlands. The Mull of Kintyre via Lighthouse is ranked number 1 of the Scottish Highlands. This Mull of Kintyre approach starts in Lighthouse. The Mull of Kintyre climb is 2 km long. You gain 318 heightmeters, so the average gradient is 15.9 %. The climb is ranked 2427 in the world.

Other sides of this climb:
Mull of Kintyre via Carskiey

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Mull of Kintyre via Lighthouse: 2 reviews

Bob Durnan

What a fantastic cycle. The road from Southend to the top of the car park at the top of the hill above the Mull of Kintyre Lighthouse was very interesting and very steep in places. It appears to be rated much lower than it actually is. A very enjoyable but challenging cycle. From the MOK car park the road drops quickly, many hairpins till you reach the lighthouse which is very isolated. The sun was shining when I arrived and the views were stunning. The return journey to the car park was very steep but with nothing on the road I found it tough but short. From the top carpark back to Southend was fantastic, mainly downhill with wind behind. The views were stunning. A great cycle.


The road from Southend to the lighthouse is spectacular, the views are amazing and there are some pretty respectable climbs, eventually you will stop climbing and reach a closed gate marking the end of the road, beyond this gate lies the road to the lighthouse, as soon as you cross the gate the road plummets into a tight right hand hairpin and you see what lies ahead, a series of hairpins all the way to the bottom. Cycling back up was tough but short, if you get the back tyre wet you will spin as i found out, the only way to stop spinning was to sit on the saddle to keep the weight over the back, you dont need this when cycling up +20%. This was an enjoyable climb but some rate it as 2nd hardest in scotland, Im not so sure.

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