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Walking the Ross

The road from Knock via Salen to the Gribun Cliffs

Walking on the Isle of Mull and especially the Ross of Mull is fun, challenging, and uplifting. John and Jane with their dogs Megan and Lainie have walked all of the walks on this page plus many more we have yet to detail and describe. Seaview is a member of the Walkers Welcome 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 walks in the area plus much more. We understand your needs after a days walking and do our best to relieve the aches, pains and tired feet. For information about your responsibility as a walker enjoying access to some of the most beautiful scenic landscapes in the world
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Below is a map of the main walks on the south of Mull (also known as the Ross of Mull) and the Isle of Iona. Either mouse over and click on the blue buttons on the map to go to the walks in that area or scroll down and read a description for each walk.  Click on the link to go to the walk's full route, description and scenic photos.
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Further information for walkers can be found on the following websites:

Mull MagicWalking World ; Mountaineering Scotland ; Walking Highlands; The Stevenson Way

walk to the burg and fossil tree Ardtun Fossil Beds Walk to Camas walk to Tormore Granite quarry walk to the north of Iona walk to the West of iona, including marble quarry walk to the West of iona, including marble quarry walk to the Isle of Erraid Tireregan and Traigh Gael walk to Kilvicheon and Shiaba walk to Kilvicheon and Shiaba walk to Carsaig Arches walk to Lochbuie and Moy Castle walk to Lochbuie Standing stones walk to Kintra and Braighcreich

The Ross of Mull peninsula and Iona

Click on the name of the walk to link you through to the route details

Walk 1:

Ardtun—Fossil Leaf Beds and Columnar Basalt Cliffs.
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.

Walk 2:

Camas Tuath (North Bay)
A short walk across open moor land on the Ross of Mull to a narrow bay. A bonnie quiet spot with historic cottages.

Walk 3:

Carsaig Arches
A long walk below the dramatic Carsaig Cliffs taking in the spectacular sea views, cliffs and varying wildlife arriving at the natural basalt arches of Malcolm's Point, another geological wonder of Mull.

Walk 4:

The Isle of Erraid
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 story entitled 'Kidnapped'.

Walk 5:

The North Walk - Nunnery, Iona Abbey, Dun I & Beaches
A gentle walk visiting some of the historical sites as well as enjoying some of the most beautiful powder white sandy beaches in the world.

Walk 6:

Iona  I Chalium Cille - The Isle of Columcille - St. Columba
A more strenuous walk for the more fitter amongst you across the machair on to the south west side and over to Columba's Bay.

Walk 7:

Kilvicheoun Cemetary & Beach / Scoor & Shiaba
A day out exploring the southern cost of the Ross of Mull. Grand cliff top views, remote beaches, and an abandoned highland township.

Walk 8:

Kintra (gaelic for “end of the beach”) a walk to Braighcreich ( top end of Creich )
A short easy walk to a peaceful valley and deserted island township. Waterproof  boots recommended.

Walk 9:

Lochbuie Standing Stones, Moy Castle and Laggan Sands
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.  All three walks are in the setting of the magnificent backdrop of Ben Buie.

Walk 10:

Fionnphort Beach - Tormore Pier - Tormore Quarry
A short rugged coastal walk along the scenic Iona Sand. Enjoy stunning seascapes and views to Iona and Abbey and explore the history of the Tormore Quarries.

Walk 11:

The Burg and Fossil Tree
A 10 mile all day excursion equipped with proper footwear 


Contact Us:
John & Jane Noddings
Seaview Bed & Breakfast, Fionnphort, Isle of Mull, Argyll, Scotland, United Kingdom PA66 6BL
Tel +44(0)1681 700235 Mob: (07708) 556311 Email: john@seaview-mull.co.uk
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Last updated 25/04/2013
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