Things to do and see on the Isle of Mull
– Priceless experiences to treasure
Dervaig is an ideal base for many Outdoor Pursuits including walking, cycling, wildlife watching, horse riding, trout and salmon fishing, sailing and scuba diving.
There are many forestry trails which you can follow, although the more adventurous and experienced may wish to go wherever their mood and the weather takes them.
Legislation in Scotland enables members of the public to have almost total freedom to enjoy the countryside. For further information download a PDF copy of the Scottish Outdoor Access Code.
Other sports, including badminton, are also catered for in Dervaig, and there is access to an enclosed all-weather pitch for football, tennis and basketball.
Mull is around 300 square miles in area, with a coastline of around 360 miles, which consists of steep cliffs, white sandy beaches, rocky coves and large sea lochs. A large part is sparsely populated, which is ideal for wildlife.
Marine wildlife includes basking sharks, minke whales, dolphins, porpoises, otters and grey seals. On land there are red deer, feral goats and mountain hare. In the sky, you can see white tailed eagles, golden eagles, peregrine falcons, hen harriers, buzzards, golden plover, grouse, and ptarmigan.
Tourism is the mainstay of Mull’s economy, therefore, there are a growing number of wildlife tours operating on the island, both on land and on the water. It is advisable to book before you come, as they are very popular. The tour operators will pick you up from your door and return you after a fabulous day of sea eagle, deer, and otter watching. Or take you out on the calm, local waters to see seal, whales and dolphins.
There are many places of interest to explore on Mull including castles, gardens, picturesque churches and beautiful sandy beaches. Not to mention the other smaller islands off the coast of Mull which have their own attractions – Staffa (Fingal's Cave), the Treshnish Isles and of course, Iona.
There are also many excellent eating establishments to try, interesting shops, and a new spa and leisure pool at the Isle of Mull Hotel.
If you are bringing the younger members of the family, there is plenty for them to do too. The brightly coloured houses in Tobermory are home to the CBeebies programme – Balamory, and the sandy beaches and children’s farm have plenty to keep them amused.
Links to other websites for further information:
Torosay Castle and Gardens
The Bellachroy Inn – The oldest on Mull, dating from 1608
Mull Wildlife Safaris
Mull Wildlife Tours
Whale Watching Trips on Mull
Wildlife and Seabird Cruises
The Isle of Iona - Information
Staffa - Fingal's Cave - Information
Golf Course on Mull
Mull and Iona Events
Balamory - Information
Walking Tours on Mull