The Isle of Mull lies just off the west coast of Scotland. The second largest island in the Inner Hebrides, it is relatively accessible and boasts a dramatic and varied landscape.
As the eagle flies, the island is around 30 miles from north to south, but with the many sea lochs and inlets, there are over 300 miles of coastline. The mountains in the central part of the island rise over 3000 feet but give way in the north and south west to rolling hills, rocky coast and sandy beaches.
Along with the smaller islands offshore (including Ulva, Iona and Staffa), Mull offers a splendid, varied and unspoilt habitat for a wide range of bird, animal and marine life.
Otters and Golden Eagles are all around, but can be elusive to the untrained eye. White Tailed Eagles are frequently seen and hides are open to the public once nests are established. Puffins come ashore on Staffa and Lunga from early April and leave in early August. Hen Harriers and seals are common, as are Red deer. Minke whales, dolphins and many other cetaceans are often spotted when at sea.
The island is reached by short ferry crossings from the mainland. The main route takes around 45 minutes from Oban, itself less than three hours drive from Glasgow or Edinburgh.
Mull's population of around 2700 is sparsely distributed. There is one small town (Tobermory pop.900), a number of smaller villages, as well as scattered settlements, crofts and farms.
We can recommend a range of great days out from Druimnacroish — taking into account your interests, the weather and how adventurous you’re feeling.
After a hearty breakfast, take an all–day walk around the Treshnish headland (low level) or climb Ben More from sea level (966m). We can lend maps and books for the day and, in the unlikely (!) event of wet weather, will help dry out your boots when you get home.
The island has a mix of designated paths and wild walking. There are a number of shorter walks and beaches within easy reach which are also popular with wild swimmers. Ask Neil & Margriet for advice.
Trips to Staffa and the Treshnish Isles run from Ulva Ferry; Fingals Cave and the nesting puffins are a great attraction in season. We've lost count of the guests who come back from a day on one of these trips saying "That was one of the best days of my life".
Our wildlife is a major attraction. There is perhaps the highest density of eagles in Europe, but the other wildlife should not be underestimated including many fine raptors, waders and sea birds, whales, dolphins, common and grey seals, deer, otters and mountain hare. We can offer advice and experts run guided trips (see Links for more details).
The Isle of Ulva is well worth a day out, with good walking and excellent shellfish and home baking in the tearoom. Don't forget to stop as you pass The Hen House for super home made gifts and take away snacks.
Make sure you take a full day to go to Iona, giving yourself enough time to see more than just the Abbey, and come back by the scenic route round the sea lochs on Mull's west coast National Scenic Area.
Bring your bike, a great way to get around on our slow, quiet roads and forest tracks. You can hire bikes and electric bikes (to help with the hills!).
On that rare rainy day, visit Duart Castle or take a dip in the Swimming Pool and Spa at Craignure. The arts centre "An Tobar" in Tobermory and The Old Byre heritage centre near Dervaig are also covered and you can tour Sgriob Ruadh Farm (Isle of Mull Cheese) or visit Tobermory Distillery in any weather.
The main car ferry comes to Mull from Oban which is itself a three hour drive from Edinburgh and a little less from Glasgow
If you are coming from Skye, Mallaig, Glencoe, Fort William, Inverness and the north, take the smaller ferry from Lochaline on Morvern to Fishnish (Mull); or from Kilchoan, on the Ardnamurchan peninsula, to Tobermory (Mull).
All the detailed information you need is on the Calmac Website.
You can also get to Oban by bus or train and hire a car on Mull (see links).
Once on the island, there are only a few roads, so you should find us eventually ! However if you want to come straight here, take a look at the Google map on our Home page.
If you use Satnav/TomTom/GPS, be aware that our postcode is not much use as it covers a very large area of the island. Our latitude is 56.567, longtitude -6.157.
And if you like to print a simple page of directions, click here
Most of the roads here are narrow, single track with passing places. If you've not driven on this kind of road recently, we recommend this easy to follow guide.
Some things to do which warrant advance booking.
Turus Mara trips can usually be booked or rescheduled closer to the time if weather is unsuitable. We can give you a discount code for these trips if you book online.
The Walk Highlands website has a good selection of walks you can read about in advance of your trip.
On the island, there is car hire :