The Isle of Mull

The Isle of Mull

Mull, Ulva, Gometra, Iona and Erraid

Terry Marsh


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This is a comprehensive guide to walking on Scotland's Isle of Mull and the neighbouring islands of Ulva, Gometra, Iona and Erraid, providing 47 routes ranging between 3 and 14 miles. Offering routes for walkers of all abilities, the guide features a mix of long and short circuits alongside more demanding mountain traverses. Although challenging, these traverses involve few technical difficulties and are hugely rewarding for properly equipped and experienced walkers. Suitable for year-round walking, most visitors will stay in the main settlement of Tobermory, but Dervaig, Salen, Craignure and Bunessan also offer services and accommodation options. For each of the 47 routes, the guide includes OS mapping, detailed route description and insights into local points of interest. The introduction and appendices offer information about accommodation and services available across the island, as well as ferry routes. Easily accessible from Oban on the west coast of Scotland, the Isle of Mull will appeal to walkers seeking secluded routes with inspiring views around every corner. Boasting wild, rugged scenery and a spectacular coastline, Mull offers outstanding opportunities to observe wildlife including golden and sea eagles, otters, deer, dolphins and harbour porpoise. The islands are endlessly fascinating for geologists due to their volcanic and glaciated past, resulting in rock formations found nowhere else in the world.


Terry Marsh:
Lancashire-born writer and photographer Dr Terry Marsh specialises in the outdoors and travel. He has been writing guidebooks since the mid-1980s, and is the author or revision author/editor of over 100 titles, including the award-winning Cicerone guides to the Coast to Coast Walk (first published in 1993), The Shropshire Way (1999) and Great Mountain Days in the Pennines (2013). Terry has a long-standing interest in Cumbria and the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales. Academically, he is an historical geographer holding a Master of Arts degree with Distinction in Lake District Studies and a PhD in Historical Geography. He is a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (FRGS) and a Life Member of the Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild (