Six days exploring the magical landscape of the west coast Scottish island of Mull on a guided walking and wildlife holiday
TRANSPORT DETAILS: Going to Mull: Aviemore Stn pick up latest 12:15 pm Inverness Airport pick up 13:15 Craignure Ferry Terminal (Mull – sailings to/from Oban) 18:15 Leaving Mull: Craignure for 06:45 sailing to Oban (arr. 07:31) Inverness Airport drop off 13:15 Aviemore Stn drop off 14:15
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From the colourful harbour town of Tobermory in the north, to the wild and wonderful landscapes of the south, and with a varied coastline never too far away, the Isle of Mull, on Scotland’s west coast, offers walkers a dream destination.
The six-day Magical Mull guided walking trip explores a different location each day, including remote trails over beautiful and rugged mountains, a spectacular route to the top of the island’s only Munro, Ben More, and a shoreline path rich in geology, flora and fauna. During a rest day, you can take a boat trip to the islands of Iona and Staffa.
For many people, it’s the colourful harbour of Tobermory, Mull’s northern “capital” that is best known on Mull, yet beyond this welcoming and attractive town is a fabulous countryside that hides a treasure trove of attractions spanning history, geology, flora and fauna.
Our Magical Mull walking holiday is the perfect opportunity to kick back and allow your guide, Andy, who is also the founder of Scot Mountain Holidays, to personally lead you on five separate walking trips over the six-day holiday.
Based in a beautiful self-catering house on the southerly Ross of Mull peninsula, all transport for the daily walks it included and you will enjoy a variety of hikes from lesser-known trails over atmospheric mountains, to the majestic heights of the island’s only Munro, Ben More, and along a shoreline path rich in geology, flora and fauna.
During a rest day, you can take the opportunity to enjoy a boat trip to the mystical islands of Iona and Staffa.
The moderately graded hikes are between six miles and 12 miles and include a total ascent of no more than 1075m.
Day of Arrival:
We’ll be departing Aviemore about midday and picking up from Inverness airport, if necessary, by 1pm before travelling down the road to journey over to Mull. Please let us know your travel plans as soon as possible.
Day 1: Beinn Fhada neighbours Mull’s only Munro of Ben More and is often overlooked in favour of its lofty brother. Yet this 720m mountain, also listed in Scotland’s 224 hills known as Grahams, offers a great day of hiking in its own right – and with so many fantastic views. The six-mile walk, with 880m of ascent, also takes in the lower peak of ruggedBeinn nan Gabhar.
Day 2: You get a lot for your 870m of total climb on a 12-mile hike through atmospheric Glen Forsa to the summit of Beinn Talaidh, including fabulous vistas of land and sea and another Graham ticked off. Right from the start, the views are breath-taking with the symmetrical cone shaped mountain of 761m dominating the skyline.
Day 3: A rest days allows you the chance to put your feet up or take a highly rated trip to the neighbouring islands of Iona and/or Staffa. Iona is acclaimed for its religious heritage, beauty and tranquillity. Staffa is a National Nature Reserve and an island famed for its magnificent basalt columns and spectacular sea caves. A group evening meal is arranged for you at a top restaurant on Mull, like the Fish Cafe in Tobermory.
Day 4: Many walkers come to Mull just to walk Ben More, one of the most remote Munros in Scotland. While only eight miles in distance the hike includes a total ascent of 1075m and an airy rock scramble. Rest assured that guide Andy will be on hand to support all walkers on this highly rewarding hike to the highest point, at 966m, on the island.
Day 5: From the tiny green glen of Carsaig Bay on the southern coast of Mull, a delightful shoreline walk of eight miles – and only 350m of total ascent – reveals fantastic views, plentiful wildlife and some amazing geological features. The turning place on this out and back hike is Malcolm’s Point where you will be wowed by several impressive sea arches.
Day of Departure: For those travelling from Oban it’ll be an early departure to make it to the ferry from Craignure back to Oban to pick up the train/bus and/or flight back home
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We have achieved Gold Star Awards from the world’s most highly respected green accreditation scheme, Green Tourism, and were awarded Highly Commended in their Green Star Awards 2013 for both Scot Mountain Holidays and Fraoch Lodge. We offer a Green Travel Discount of £15 to any guests who travel to us by public transport. Our primary aim is to minimise the carbon footprint of our holidays, and to this end we donate 1% of the price of our tours to the RSPB’s Abernethy Reforestation project.
It is a holistic approach we have to the care of the environment. Andy your adventure guide has a passion for the natural world – whether it’s the flora, fauna or fungi. He has a background in geology and a lifelong interest in natural history, as well as being a keen gardener. He knows a Golden Plover from a Dotterel, a Green Shank and a Dunlin. He also makes no apologies to being very excitable upon spying a Golden Eagle!
For further information, please don’t hesitate to check out our Environmental Responsibility page, or contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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