Isle of Mull

The Isle of Mull is the second largest of the Inner Hebrides, being roughly 26 miles by 24 miles.  It is easily accessed by a 45 minute vehicular ferry from Oban, and services from Lochaline on Morvern and Kilchoan on the Ardnamurchan peninsula are also available.  There is a small airstrip on the island at Glenforsa suitable for private aircraft and a main line train service from Glasgow to Oban with some trains connecting with the ferry.

The Isle of Mull boasts extraordinary and diverse scenery.  From the dramatic Gribun cliffs and the 3,172 feet peak of Ben More (a Munro of which every inch is climbed from sea level) to the white sands of The Ross, Mull has undoubted appeal for all.  A multitude of sea lochs give Mull over 300 miles of coastline just waiting to be explored, by sea or land. 

The awe-inspiring landscape is home to over 4000 different plant species and over 200 species of birds.  Its vast range of wildlife includes red and fallow deer, wild goats, mountain hares, otters and seals.  Salmon and trout populate the rivers and inland lochs, and whales and dolphins are often seen off the shore.  Golden eagles and white-tailed sea eagles are the island’s most impressive birds of prey and, with patience, both can be seen from the roadside.  Other birds of prey include buzzard, hen harrier, peregrine falcon, kestrel, merlin and osprey.  Many other birds, such as Slavonian grebes, Barnacle geese, lapwings, redshank, gulls and terns can be seen at different times of the year on and around the island.

Due to its size and diverse range of attractions, Mull has a longer tourist season than many of the other Hebridean islands, continuing to receive large numbers of visitors into October.  The island also hosts a number of music and arts festivals throughout the year, and there is a major car rally in October.

Some Comments from Previous Visitors