Few locations in the british isles offer bird and wildlife photographers the. The isle of mull is a favourite place for bird watchers and has a large list of regularly seen species including many breeding raptors as well as rare and endangered birds. Mull is well worth visiting not just for its natural beauty and charm but for its amazing seafood like fresh mussels from spelve, oysters from croig and lobsters from ulva. Find your perfect wildlife holiday, birdwatching, whale watching and mammal. Incredible scenery, close wildlife encounters and a diversity of birds and animals not to be rivalled ensure mull resides long in the memory and deep in the heart of many wildlife photographers. Several field trips usually take place each year both on and off the island. On the main island, you can see nesting kittiwakes and fulmars.
The isle of mull has to be one of the top islands of scotland and indeed of the british isles not only for birds, but for shear beauty and tranquillity, and forget the traumas of todays world and travel back in time to when life was lived at a slow and comfortable pace. Mull and its surrounding islands are home to thousands of seabirds and ducks. The black guillemot nests here, as does the shag and a number of species of gull, including britains largest gull, the great black backed gull. Mull wildlife bird watching whale watching on the isle. Scottish wildlife holiday isle of mull week of wildlife. Isle of mull wildlife tour scottish wildlife holiday. Getting lost in an unfamiliar place sounds great and all. We are based here on the island and offer a fantastic range of holiday cottages and large houses on the isle of mull. Mull has superb scenery, white sandy beaches and abundant wildlife.
We are heading to the isle of mull, home of eagles and otters. Starfish cottage self catering accommodation in salen, isle of mull sleeps 2. Its many miles of coastline boast fantastic sandy beaches particularly at calgary and ardalanish while offshore is one of europes prime habitats for whales and dolphins, not to mention seals and porpoises. Your twincentre break begins with three nights on the isle of mull either right in the heart of tobermorys stunning harbourfront or you could choose a beautiful scottish castle perched by the coastline. Wildlife mull has lots of opportunities for wildlife spotting from birds to marine mammals and over 4000 plant species. The house is convenient to the village of bunessan, with its hotel, shops, post office and restaurant making it ideally situated for the perfect mull holiday. A useful resource for the ornithologist is the bird clubs latest reports website, where you can see what has been seen on the island in the last few weeks. Please browse the calendar to see the availability and price for each week.
We saw an amazing 112 species of birds on the island. This 1 bedroom cottage is a perfect base for your holidays and features include. Isle of mull is 190 kilometres west of the capital city, edinburgh, and 35 kilometres west of oban. But if youd prefer to make it to isle of mull with a bit of knowledge under your belt, keep reading. Isle of mull holidays self catering calmac ferries. There will be some time to download images before dinner. Also its culture, scenery and outdoor activites including. Few locations in the british isles offer bird and wildlife photographers the wealth of opportunities present on the magical isle of mull. The hebridean isle of mull is scotlands mecca for wildlife enthusiasts. We are also planning a guided birdwatching trip to the isle of mull in june and already have some people booked, before we have announced details. Isle of mull holidays save big on 2020 holiday packages.
Speyside wildlife is a wildlife holiday tour operator est. Also mentioned on the website is the isle of mull bird report and species list, which can give you an idea of the wide range of bird species to be seen on the island. The isle of mull is bound to turn any youngster into a wild child. The isle of mull is one of the larger inner hebrides. The 15 best things to do in isle of mull 2020 with photos.
The 15 best things to do in isle of mull 2020 with. Isle of mull scotland its wildlife, history, accommodation and tourism. We also visit the enchanting islands of lunga and coll in search of grey. The 10 best things to do in isle of mull 2020 with photos. Explore famous fingals cave on a boat trip to staffa and the treshnish isles. Rent a selfcatering cottage on the isle of mull and get set for an unforgettable holiday. Guests can enjoy views of loch cuin and dervaig village from the property. Experience the very different atmospheres of two captivating islands, separated by a narrow strip of water.
Another good point of reference is iona, which lies 25 kilometres to the southwest. Isle of mull self catering holiday cottages benmore estate. This morning well take the ferry to the isle of mull which is home to a large variety of birdlife including breeding raptors as well as rare and endangered birds. Working in the tourism industry on the island since 1975, we feel we offer the ideal package, and are only too happy to help with your holiday plans. Incredible scenery, close wildlife encounters and a diversity of birds and animals not to be rivalled ensure mull resides long in the memory and. The biggest mistake that visitors make when they come bird watching in scotland is that they underestimate the sheer size of the landscape. Louise tickle travelled to scotlands isle of mull with her partner. Louise tickle travelled with her partner and their sons sam, 6, and threeyearold mungo to the isle of mull mull is known as a stronghold of the whitetailed eagle, and the place was teeming with. Availability bookings are made weekly and short breaks are available outside of school holiday weeks.
With its diverse landscape of mountains, sea lochs, moorland and peatbog, the isle of mull is home to a wide range of mammals and birds and has established. Duart castle is the magical th century fortress and the home of the chief of the clan maclean. Description of wildlife holiday in the isle of mull, scotland this five day tailor made holiday to see isle of mull wildlife in all its glory starts in oban, where you will take the ferry over to the island. The isle of mull is one of scotlands most popular tourist attractions and you can explore its heritage, wildlife and landscape on your scottish rail tour. The isle of mull in scotland is well known for its wildlife including whales,dolphins and sea eagles.
Seek out whales, otters and eagles on our most popular wildlife holiday. Four days on the isle of purbeck and the dorset coast looking at birds of heaths and cliffs as well as dragonflies and butterflies. From the rugged ridges of ben more and the black basalt crags of burg to the blinding white sand, rosepink granite and emerald waters that fringe the ross, mull can lay claim to some of the finest and most varied scenery in the inner hebrides. The 10 best isle of mull hotels where to stay on isle of. The 10 best isle of mull hotel deals may 2020 tripadvisor. We provide a variety of accommodation suitable for couples and families on the ross of mull. Roan cottage self catering cottage isle of mull eco friendly family friendly holiday cottage suitable for disabled guests in bunessan, argyll and bute, scotland cosy, yet individual and spacious lovely holiday cottage situated on the south western tip of the isle of mull in an elevated position, with views of the burg and amdist some beautiful. At the far western side is the enigmatic island of iona. Braw holidays includes 2 properties and a campervan hire business on the isle of mull, a self catering holiday let on the island of easdale near oban, and a 3 and 2 bedroom flat in central edinburgh perfect for a city break. During your weeklong stay you will be searching for a whole range of wildlife, from otters to red deer, puffins to eagles, seals to harbour porpoise, and dolphins to minke whales. The millennium wood and coastal walks around duart point are all accessible for free and parking is free.
Rest your forehead against the glass and watch a variety of underwater creatures go about their daily business at marine discovery centre. No matter what the isle of mull weather is like, you can experience the perfect island escape. All weekly bookings run from saturday evening through to friday night, with checkout time by 9. The club was inaugurated by alan spellman, len white and peter hall in 2001. Mull is one of the best places to otters as well as a variety of marine mammals and birdlife.
Of all the scottish islands, the isle of mull boasts one of the most diverse ecosystems in britain. Isle of mull cottages self catering holiday cottages on mull. The isle of mull bird club is a non profit making organisation open to all. Access to them is by ferry from oban, kilchoan or lochaline. Meeting new people is one of the best parts of travelling, and with 3,000 residents calling this part of inner hebrides and isle of skye home, youre sure to have no shortage of opportunities. Tailormake your own cheap holidays to isle of mull for 20202021 with travel republic. The 10 best isle of mull accommodation of 2020 prices. An island with fecund fauna, you will have the services of naturalist guides, expert in hebrides wildlife.
No long distance trails on mull, but many shorter hikes are possible. As the second largest island of the inner hebrides, mull is a popular tourist destination, though thanks to its small permanent population, remains pleasantly rural and secluded. Isle of mull ben more seen from pennyghael across loch scridain the isle of mull is the second largest island in the inner hebrides, and its 2,800 or so residents live on an irregularly shaped island measuring some 30 miles from its most easterly point to its most westerly. Accom, the inn on loch lomond and the isle of mull hotel double, twin and single rooms all ensuite. Also mentioned on the website is the isle of mull bird report and species list, which can give you an idea of the wide range of. A full day tour of central mull looking out for eagles, otters, hen harriers and red deer. Tiraghoil cottage 1, is a traditional stone cottage, dating back to 1860, located on the ross of mull three miles to the east of iona ferry at fionnphort. The isle of mull and its smattering of smaller islands have been populated since the last ice age, around 6500 bc. Finding and identifying different bird species can be quite a challenge so we recommend you take a wildlife tour early on in your holiday so you can make the best of the time you have available. Northern, eastern and western scotland also visiting the islands off mull. Explore the spectacular inner hebridean isles of mull and iona on foot on this drive. A trip to the isle of mull isnt complete without a visit to the tobermory distillery, one of the oldest distillers in the country, and a snort of their single malt scotch. Our aim is to advance the knowledge of the public in the study of birds and natural history in a social context.
The isle of mull has attractions for all the family, and offers a holiday where wildlife is around every corner, visitor attractions cater for all ages, and the whole. Sailing north west between jura and scarba where there is a hotspot for seafood. We make regular visits to all of our holiday properties to ensure our customers get the best standard of accommodation. Coming up to duart castle, there are many things to enjoy without entering the fortress. Situated on the crescent of craignure bay, the isle of mull hotel and spa has stunning views over to morvern and the west coast. The fact i went alone, i felt like they were like family to me for the short stay i. Around 4000 bc, mesolithic huntergatherers inhabited livingstons cave on ulva. Free cancellation on select hotels book your isle of mull holiday for 20202021 today. The dogfriendly bellachroy is the isle of mull s oldest inn, established in 1608 as a waypoint for drovers. The 10 best restaurants in isle of mull updated may 2020. Tuesday another full tour visiting a different part of mull taking in lochs, glens and coastal areas again catching sight of many of the wonderful species of wildlife that inhabit and visit this unique and fascinating island. Birding all over mull there are regular sightings of species such as white tailed sea eagle, golden eagle, diver, merlin, peregrine, buzzard, hen harrier, plover, raven and.
Explore mull holidays and discover the best time and places to visit. To reach isle of mull from edinburgh, the national capital, youd need to travel 190 kilometres to the west. Working in the tourism industry on the island since 1975, we feel we offer the ideal package, and are. Mar 08, 2016 whitetailed eagles, bottlenose dolphins and gliding otters. As featured in the guardian travel from th june 2015 you never forget spotting your first whale. Our sixnight exclusive wildlife cruise circumnavigates the isle of mull, which is arguably the most beautiful and wildliferich of all the hebridean. Isle of mull 01283 702982 this is the web site of alan spellman, maridon lochdon, isle of mull. Mull wildlife bird watching whale watching on the isle of. Wildlife watching tips scotlands wildlife download mammals birds fish. Boat trips are included to seabird islands, thronging with birds on their breeding. Isle of mull holidays self catering and bed and breakfast.
Mull is a haven for wildlife enthusiasts because of its variety of different habitats and incredibly rich diversity of birdlife, land and sea mammals, flora and fauna. Bird and nature photography holidays, tours and guiding 07743956380 join ewan for a landbased wildlife adventure to discover the isle of mull and the ardnamurchan peninsula. Please check out our websites below and contact us. The island of skye for instance has over miles of coast line, my own island, the island of mull has almost 300 miles of coast line, all of it rugged, rocky, often very wet under foot and sometimes very dry. Flights to isle of mull, current page how much is the cheapest flight to isle of mull. Isle of mull cottages self catering isle of mull holiday.
A chance to immerse yourself in the fabulously variant fauna and flora of scotland on this isle of mull wildlife. Axes and tools belonging to neolithic farmers have been discovered, as well as forts, brochs, duns and other defensive settlements. All the modern conveniences and comfort in an historic inn. Roan cottage self catering cottage isle of mull holiday. To the west of mull, there are some exciting discoveries to be made. We are giving a talk to the mull bird club on friday evening and really looking forward to meeting the club members and of course seeing some very special wildlife. The isles of mull and iona lie off the west coast of scotland. Scottish wildlife holiday to mull, staffa, iona from wilderness. Cheap holidays to isle of mull 20202021 isle of mull. Our properties are all of a high standard and can be booked online. Whether youre interested specifically in birds, dragonflies or sharks or would like. Finding the uks largest bird of prey, whitetailed eagle among others. Bird watching is a popular hobby especially on an island that has so many birds of prey. A 7day exploration of mull, in the inner hebrides, a natural history paradise boasting an abundance of birds, mammals and marinelife.1453 235 41 853 1233 1542 399 335 1040 1593 687 52 1314 1435 1549 980 1019 1308 368 490 534 1400 1604 1097 658 8 293 579 198 328 1181 431 1001 1160 878 486 1112 822 315 635 776 286 995 1383 1377 580 597