the Scottish mainland behind and discover the romantic charm
of Mull; one of Scotland's largest and most spectacular islands.
With its abundance of wildlife, walking routes, beauty spots
& heritage there is plenty to see and do.
centre is situated in the neighbouring village of Bunessan
and if you are searching for your ancestors on the Ross
of Mull pop into the centre and they will possibly trace
them and find out where they were born and where they
lived on the Ross. You will learn about their lifestyle
before their emigration to the new world. ROMHC now own
the ruined mill in Bunessan and hope to renovate it in
on Mulls' Ardmeanach peninsula, is a 617 hectare area
of outstanding natural history and geology. It is recognized
as a National Scenic Area and also a site of special scientific
interest. There are remains of an Iron age fort, whilst
in the Wilderness the famous McCullochs fossil tree can
be seen in the lowest lava flow. A visit to the burg involves
a long walk and good weather and John is willing to guide
you to the fossil tree.
on the south coast of the Ross of Mull is a sheltered bay, that
provides an excellent location for an interesting walk. The
black sands and rocks of Carsaig are one of the few locations
on Mull to look for fossils. It is also the starting point for
the 3 hour walk west along the coast to Carsaig Arches, which
are spectacularly formed out of sea worn basalt columns.
was built as a fishing port in the late 18th century and is
now the main village on Mull. It is a picture-postcard of a
place with the brightly painted buildings along the pier and
the high wooded hills surrounding the bay. The village has a
good variety of shops, hotels, and other accommodation as well
as being the administrative centre for the island. The harbour
is always busy with fishing boats, yachts and the ferry to and
from Kilchoan during the summer months.
is reputed to be the wreck of a Spanish galleon somewhere in
the mud at the bottom of the bay. The ship was part of the defeated
Armada of 1588 and was fleeing the English fleet when she anchored
in Tobermory to take on provisions. Following a dispute over
payment the ship caught fire which caused the gunpowder to explode.
She was supposed to have been carrying millions of gold coins
when she went to the bottom but no-one has ever managed to find
any sign of the ship or the treasure.