Attractions & Wildlife
Killunaig Church House is the perfect base from which to climb Ben More and bag your last Munro!
Mull is a super place for a holiday with masses to offer from wildlife to walks and sandy beaches. The island is rich in history with castles, keeps, standing stones and the Abbey on Iona. Rather than list all the walks and attractions we strongly recommend you visit the holiday mull website which lists everything very clearly, including places to eat. Follow the link: www.holidaymull.co.uk.
Killunaig Church House is the perfect base from which to climb Ben More and bag your last Munro! Carsaig beach is a 10 minute drive with spectacular cliffs, wild goats and a geologists paradise. There are stunning views to Jura and the islands. Loch Scridain is ideal for canoeing and getting close to the wildlife – boats can be launched from the sheltered shore beneath the house.
The Ross of Mull has some of the best beaches on Mull and we have a large map on the wall at Killunaig which pinpoints the best ones to visit.
Trips to Ulva
Make time to visit this unspoilt island with no roads and which has a good restaurant called The Boathouse. Tel: 01688 500264. or www.isleofulva.com.
Isle of Mull Weavers, Ardalanish
Gorgeous local tweed – see it being woven on site and chose from a selection of natural coloured cloths.
Staffa, which is part of the Giant’s Causeway linking Scotland to Ireland, lies about 10 kilometres off the west of Mull and boat trips are available from Fionnphort. For trips to Staffa we strongly recommend Charlie Kirkpatrick 01681 700358 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. It is a good idea to think about taking the morning boat with a picnic and returning on the afternoon boat which will leave you enough time to explore the caves and watch the puffins.
In calm weather the boat may enter Fingal’s Cave made famous by Mendelssohn’s Hebridean Overture.
Mull has had a huge amount of publicity in recent years owing to the re-introduction of Sea Eagles. Mull is now known as the “Eagle Capital of Europe”! The island has a huge amount to offer and you can see Golden Eagles, White-tailed Sea Eagles, Otters, Hen Harriers, Puffins, Waders, Corncrakes, Seals, Dolphins, Whales, Adders, Red Deer and Mountain Hares.
Bryan Rains operates a great tour and is based locally at the Pennyghael Stores and comes highly recommended.
To find out more please visit www.wildaboutmull.co.uk
Tel: 016817 04229.