Walking on the wild coastal walks of the Ross of Mull
Walking on the beautiful Ross of Mull peninsular and the Isle of Iona, with its rugged hills, coastal cliffs, and spectacular white sandy beaches and coves, littered with ruined townships, evidence of a difficult past history of Highland Clearances, can be thought provoking, interesting, challenging, relaxing and uplifting.
John with his dogs Megan and Lainie at Seaview B and B have enjoyed all of the walks on this page and spent many hours enjoying the fresh air and wild open spaces of the Ross of Mull and Iona. Seaview bed and breakfast is a member of the WalkersWelcome scheme run by Visit Scotland. This means you can be assured of an extra warm welcome, somewhere to dry out your clothes and boots, a laundry service, packed lunches and hot flasks, advice, guidance and information on all walking in the area plus much more. We have OS maps and guide books for you to use. We understand your needs after a days walking and do our best to relieve the aches, pains and tired feet. For information as a walker enjoying access to some of the most beautiful scenic landscapes and seascapes in the world
The walks on the Ross of Mull from Seaview B and B are listed below handpicked by John who has walked them all!
Walking on the Ross of Mull-the Walks including walking on Iona
Two fairly easy splendid beach walks close to each other with special interest geology, fabulous views, west coast machair wildflower habitat and historical sites
through the ages Wellies, trainers and walking boots
An easy short coastal walk below and above basalt cliffs with interesting geology and spectacular views. Ground tending to be wet and slippery, good waterproof walking boots required.
A short walk across open moor land on the Ross of Mull to a narrow bay. A bonnie quiet spot with historic cottages and quarry used for lighthouse building and thereafter to a secluded royal beach-Market . Good stout walking footwear, waterproof for the Market Bay Section
A long walk below the dramatic Carsaig Cliffs taking in the spectacular sea views, cliffs and varying wildlife arriving at the natural basalt Carsaig arches of Malcolm's Point, another geological wonder of Mull. A very challenging walk serious walker
A short rugged coastal walk along the scenic Fionnphort powder white beach . Enjoy stunning seascapes and views to Iona and Abbey and explore the history of the Tormore Quarries.
An excursion to the tidal island lying just off the south west corner of the Ross of Mull. It has historical connections with the relatives of the famous writer Robert Louis Stevenson, who was part of the 'Stevenson lighthouse family' and who was best known for his adventure stories 'Kidnapped' and Treasure Island. Relatively easy walk requiring waterproof foot wear but a knowledge of tide conditions and times essential, John can help with this
A gentle walk visiting some of the major historical sites in Scotland as well as enjoying some of the most beautiful powder white sandy beaches and unusual maritime scenery in the world.
A more strenuous walk for the more fitter amongst you, west across the machair to the Bay at the back of The Ocean and then on to the south coast to Columba's Bay with perhaps a visit to the Iona Marble Quarry for the hardier walker. Walking boots a must
Magnificent varied and scenic coastal walk to a medieval church, cemetery and spectacular beaches and a ruined village. Long walk of varying terrain moderate difficulty due to length
A short easy walk from a picturesque ex fishing village to a peaceful valley and deserted island township. Waterproof boots recommended.
Combine a day out with a drive to Loch Buie and two short walks and a longer walk to the Standing Stones and the Maclaine stronghold of Moy Castle in the scenic and historic glen of Lochbuie plus a longer walk to Laggan Sands and ancient Maclaine Mausoleum. All three walks are in the setting of the magnificent backdrop of Ben Buie. Reasonably easy walk, waterproof footware
A 10 mile all day excursion on the Ardmeanach Peninsular where eagle soar, goats cling to the magnificient Burg cliffs, an Iron age fort with fabulous views of Loch Scridain and The Ross of Mull and finally down a ladder to McCullochs fossil tree. For the serious walker
A rugged 3 to 4 hour walk taking in a nature reserve, historic abandoned townships, wonderful panoramas of the Ross of Mull, and the most remote and picturesque beach on Mull. For the adventurous walker and the starting point relatively near Seaview bed and breakfast.
A very difficult 2 hour walk for the fit walker, along the top of a rocky boulder strewn shoreline with the spectacular grand basalt Gribun cliffs above you to the deepest cave in the Hebrides which is tidal and can only be reached from half to low tide. You must time the walk for a receding tide by looking at the tide tables before you set off. The seascapes to the islands of Inch Kenneth, Staffa, Treshnish and Iona are superb.
Mulls only Munro,Munro baggers often climb it last because of its isolation, a mountain over 3000 feet, You must be fit with
walking boots, layers of clothing , GPS, compass etc, be able to map read and get yourself off a mountain when it clouds over. Two main routes one easier than the other depending on experience. as described on link page. The views from the top are breathtaking and you can see Ireland,the outer Hebrides,Ben Nevis, The Cairngorms and The Paps of Jura from the summit.
Last updated 07/05/18
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