Last autumn was beautiful in Scotland, with loads of dry and sunny days, fantastic sunrises and even more spectacular sunsets. In an attempt to make the most of the nice weather, we spent a weekend on Isle of Mull in late October. Here’s a handful of our favourite photos from this trip.
Located off the west coast of Scotland, Isle of Mull belongs to the Inner Hebrides and has everything one can expect from a Scottish island: hills, lochs, moors, beaches, charming villages and this very special island atmosphere that we love so much. All that just one hour ferry ride away from the mainland in Oban!
On the first day of our trip we climbed Ben More (966m), the highest peak on the island and Mull’s only Munro. The views en route were stunning but unfortunately the very top was shrouded in thick cloud. The round trip to the summit took us just under 4 hours. We spent the night in Western Isles Hotel in Tobermory. The hotel is located on a high cliff above the Tobermory Bay, with fantastic views across the water to the Calve Island. At the dinner we had the opportunity to taste delicious smoked fish from the local smokehouse and beer from the local brewery.
In the morning we took a stroll through the town, admiring the lovely colourful houses reflecting in the waters of the bay. Right behind the Tobermory-Kilchoan ferry terminal, a narrow path runs through the woods to Rubha nan Gall lighthouse. It takes around 45 minutes (2.5 km) to reach the lighthouse and there are spectacular views of Ardnamurchan Peninsula along the way.
In the early afternoon we took a scenic drive across the island to the small village of Calgary. We parked at the Calgary Art in Nature visitor centre and took the Sculpture Trail down to Calgary Bay, which is often described as one of the most beautiful beaches in Scotland. It was a bit too crowded to our liking, but the views from the beach are beautiful and it was fun to discover the various sculptures, made of wood, metal and even old fishing nets washed out by the sea, hidden away amongst the gnarly trees.
Of course there is much more to see and do on Isle of Mull – we wish we had a bit more time, as two days are just not enough to see all that the island has to offer. Now we have no choice but to go back for more.