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Join us for a week exploring the beauty of the Isle of Mull. Rugged coast, sandy beaches, dozens of small islands, and the drama of the rolling hills.

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  • Duration

    7 Nights
  • Accommodation

    Hostel
  • Food

    Some provided. Details below
  • Difficulty Levels

    Multiple walk options available See itinerary below
    for more details

If you haven’t heard of Mull, then fear not, next to its slightly larger and more famous cousin, the Isle of Skye, it’s a hidden gem. Boasting many of the same features that makes Skye so famous, Mull benefits from quieter walks, secret beaches and hillsides where we’re unlikely to meet other people – oh and some of the best restaurants in the west of Scotland. Added to this is the high likelihood that we’ll find plenty of wildlife – eagles, otters and seals are all abundant.

We’ll be based in Mull for a week, taking you on easy/moderate walks each day and then having plenty of time for sightseeing, café sampling, and finding local crafts. The walks will vary from low-level hill walks, to coastal wanders and long strolls through dramatic valleys past lonely lochs.

Dates 2019:

11th – 18th May 2019 & 7th – 14th September – Secure your place with a 50% deposit. 

In a nutshell:

  • Enjoy a week on Scotland’s Isle of Mull, led by a Large Outdoors host and walk leader on some excellent walks.
  • Relax in our accommodation, or head out to discover the local pubs and bars in the evening.
  • Look out for wildlife such as sea eagles, otters and seals, and enjoy the solitude of hidden beaches.
  • Meet a great group of friendly walkers, and make some lasting friendships on this special week.

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Itinerary

Day 1

It’s time to begin the adventure! We’ll collect you at midday from Glasgow – with pick-ups from the Central Station and the Airport, and then set off for Mull! We have a few hours’ drive to get to the seaside town of Oban before getting the ferry across to Craignure on Mull. Depending on the ferry times, you’ll have some time to explore Oban before the crossing.

Once we’ve docked, we’ll head to our accommodation, and then depending on the time there may be a short walk, or we’ll just relax before heading out to a local pub for the evening meal.

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Days 2-6

Each of these days is a full day we can get out and about to explore Mull. We’ll begin with breakfast, provide packed lunch ingredients, and then head out. We’ll aim to get back to the hostel for mid to late afternoon to freshen up before heading out for dinner, though there may be a night or two we cook for you at the accommodation. We like to eat out as often as we can to support the local economy and show you the great food and drink Mull has to offer. It’s not all about walking!

Possible walks on these days include:

  • Ardmeanach Peninsula
    1

    Pointing west into the Atlantic, this promontory is a vast mass of volcanic rock, forming craggy and imposing hills. We’ll follow the coastal path along Loch Scridain, gazing over at Mull’s largest peninsula, the Ross of Mull. After admiring the cliffs and watching for sea birds, we’ll head back and explore either the ancient fort site, or the hotel bar, at Loch Beg.

  • Isle of Iona
    1

    The famous holy Isle of Iona, home to an abbey and nunnery, is a very short ferry journey away across the Sound of Iona, at the end of the Ross of Mull. The island is excellent for walking, so after we’ve visited the highest point at Dun I and explored the remote western coast, we can take time to sample the pottery and museum before the ferry back.

  • Loch Ba
    2

    One of Mull’s larger freshwater lochs, Ba sits among the southern mountains, and to follow the track alongside it and then up into the valley beyond is a great way to get a taste for the hills without going up them. We’ll experience mountain woodlands, remote hillsides, and acres of fresh air and great views.

  • Ben More
    3

    The highest peak on Mull could well be our objective if the group is up for it. The path up, though rising more than 900 metres and starting right at the sea shore, is not technical. There are no rocky sections, and we can take our time, relishing the uninterrupted views over the whole of Mull, the Scottish mainland, and out to the offshore islands. This will truly be a day to remember!

  • Isle of Ulva
    2

    Lesser known that Iona, but boasting miles of excellent walking trails and several seal colonies, Ulva is an extremely short distance from Mull, only a few hundred metres in fact! Once there our walk will head to the island’s highest point and seek out it’s southern coast, with its sandy beaches and ancient settlement ruins. And there’s also a great restaurant for a late lunch.

  • Calgary Bay
    1

    This stunning sandy beach in the north of Mull, facing the setting sun, could well be the best place to take in a late walk and drink in the last of the day’s light. We can wander along the coastal path, admiring the beach from afar, before descending to the sands and the surrounding woodland. There’s a café and a local art shop if all the scenery gets too much!

  • Ardmore Bay
    2

    Just north of Tobermory, the coast feels possibly the wildest of all, the land sheathed in forest and the shore a mass of wave-pummelled rocks. Our track takes us through the forest and then along the rocky coast, looking out for seals and otters on these remote rocks. We’ll also pass the ancient forts and settlements that dot this northern coast, and look beyond it to the Scottish mainland and the uninterrupted ocean.

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Today it’s time to pack up and leave Mull, after a week of adventure you’ll never forget. We’ll breakfast and then head out for one last mini adventure, before getting a mid afternoon ferry to the mainland, we will then enjoy one last night in the Highlands.

Day 8

Today we enjoy one last breakfast before the short drive in to Glasgow and your drop off for around 11am.

About the area

The Isle of Mull

Mull lies just off the west coast of Scotland, easily accessible by ferry from Oban and surrounded by dozens of other islands, including the Summer Isles. The south of the island is dominated by mountains, with the tallest of them all, Ben More, an extinct volcano that is a brilliant day out for hardy hillwalkers. The other hills form easier objectives, and are shapely and craggy peaks to gaze up at from the valleys. In the west, several spurs and peninsulas stick out into the Atlantic, hosting sandy beaches and great coastal walking.

This is also the location of the Isle of Iona, the famous religious retreat. In the north, Mull becomes lower, with several rocky headlands pointing north, and the inland cloaked in forest and dotted with lakes. The north-east hosts the capital of Mull, Tobermory, with its famous painted houses and whisky distillery. Regardless of where you walk, there’s always a friendly local café to welcome you at the end of the day.

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Good to know:

Transport and Collections

We’ll pick you up from Glasgow – either the Central Station or the Airport, at around midday on Day 1. We’ll aim to get you back on Day 8 to wherever you were picked up from by 11pm. We do not recommend booking a train before 1.30pm or a flight before 2.30pm. If you would prefer to meet us in Oban, please get in contact so we can let you know when you need to be there by to meet our minibus and therefore the ferry.

What’s Included:

7 nights accommodation 6 on the Isle of Mull and the last night on the route back to Glasgow, guided walks during the trip, breakfasts and packed lunches. Return transport and ferries from Glasgow, all travel during the trip.

What’s Not Included:

Evening meals out, alcoholic drinks, extra excursions such as the wildlife watching trips. Travel insurance.

Useful Links:

Kit lists – You can view our kit lists here…

For important information on what’s included with our standard trips, such as what food we supply, arrival times and answer to our most commonly asked questions please visit out our FAQ’s page 

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What our members have to say...

  • Well, for a non-walker it was certainly challenging but my word was it exhilarating! The feeling of achievement after every day, was just fabulous. The group we went with were all strangers on day one, but firm friends by the end of the week. The comradery on some of the tougher walks, helped me to the top…..and wow what views. Anyone thinking of doing it - don’t worry….just go for it!
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    Claire
    Member Since 2016
  • “I didn’t really know what to expect on my first ever walking holiday and wasn’t very prepared if truth be known – lesson to all read the essential kit list especially waterproofs! It was great fun and what a lovely group of supportive and encouraging people, especially Gareth who did a great job looking after us all. I must admit at times I found it a bit challenging but what a great sense of achievement when we reached the top of the mountains (hills) I will definitely do this again.
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    Elizabeth
    Member Since 2016
  • My first Large Outdoors and (Ulster & the Giant's Causeway Walking Weekend) Irish experience was absolutely fantastic. Everything was organised perfectly and Gareth is a joy to be around. I loved every minute and will definitely book myself onto another trip. #toldallmyfriendstheyhavetocome
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