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"A holiday on the Isle of Mull is perfect for exploring the spectacular wildlife Scotland has to offer"



Craignure to Bunessan by car – the pictorial version

The Isle of Mull ferry at Craignure Pier

The Isle of Mull ferry at Craignure Pier


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Pictorial journey to Suidhe Farm Cottages, Isle of Mull holidaysPictorial journey to Suidhe Farm Cottages, Isle of Mull holidays

As you drive off the ferry, you will see this road sign straight in front of you. Turn left onto the A849 towards Bunessan, keeping the sea on your left and the Tourist Information Office on your right.


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Pictorial journey to Suidhe Farm Cottages, Isle of Mull holidays

Follow the road as it curves to the right away from the sea and up the hill, passing the turn to the camping site on your left and the Craignure Inn on your right.

0.7 miles - The dual track road changes to single track road. Always keep to the left at passing places (which are marked by black and white poles), even if the passing place is on the right hand side of the road, and be considerate to other road users by using the passing places to allow faster moving traffic to overtake you. There is a good guide to correct single track road “etiquette” here: http://www.holidaymull.co.uk/mull/roads


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Pictorial journey to Suidhe Farm Cottages, Isle of Mull holidays

The entrance to Torosay Castle and Gardens is on the left here.

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Pictorial journey to Suidhe Farm Cottages, Isle of Mull holidays

Continue on past the turn off to Duart Castle, signposted “Kirkpatrick". This is where “Entrapment” was filmed. During the summer there are many events held here including re-enactments and treasure hunts.



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Pictorial journey to Suidhe Farm Cottages, Isle of Mull holidays

You will pass through the village of Lochdon, at the head of Loch Don, with part-time 20 MPH speed restriction for the primary school.

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Pictorial journey to Suidhe Farm Cottages, Isle of Mull holidays

Pass the turn off to Grasspoint at the mouth of Loch Don on your left. Sea eagles may be seen at Grasspoint fairly regularly.

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Pictorial journey to Suidhe Farm Cottages, Isle of Mull holidaysPictorial journey to Suidhe Farm Cottages, Isle of Mull holidays

You pass the mussel farm at the head of Loch Spelve


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Pictorial journey to Suidhe Farm Cottages, Isle of Mull holidays

Pass the turn off to Lochbuie and Croggan on your left.

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Pictorial journey to Suidhe Farm Cottages, Isle of Mull holidays

Go over 4 cattle grids as you pass through forested areas. As you emerge from the forest over the second cattle grid, the first of a series of mountains comes into view. This is Beinn Talaidh, 763 metres high.

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Pictorial journey to Suidhe Farm Cottages, Isle of Mull holidays

Away to your left are Loch Airdeglais, Loch an Ellen and Loch Sguabain. After this point, you start to descend through Glen More and golden eagles can often be seen soaring here. The old road can be seen winding through the glen with many of the old bridges still standing.

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Pictorial journey to Suidhe Farm Cottages, Isle of Mull holidaysPictorial journey to Suidhe Farm Cottages, Isle of Mull holidays

Carry on along the A849 towards Fionnphort passing the turn off for the scenic road to Salen on your right. As you cross the Coladoir River, the old stone road bridge can be seen on your right, beyond which are the Kinloch Hotel and the head of Loch Scridain.

17.9 miles - Entrance to Pennyghael village. This is a sparsely populated village which is spread out over several miles.

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Pictorial journey to Suidhe Farm Cottages, Isle of Mull holidays

Look out on your right for the only pink milepost on Mull, with views of Ben More across the loch in the distance. At 966 metres in height this is one of the few island Munros (the only other Scottish island that can boast any Munros is Skye).

18.6 miles - You pass the Kinloch Hotel on your left; this is the end point of the Kinloch Ford walk across the mouth of the Coladoir River, which should only be attempted at low tide.

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Pictorial journey to Suidhe Farm Cottages, Isle of Mull holidays

There is a rather narrow bridge over the mouth of the Leidle River at the heart of Pennyghael.

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Pictorial journey to Suidhe Farm Cottages, Isle of Mull holidays

Carry on past the road to Carsaig which goes off to the left soon after the village centre. It is possible to walk east along the south coast from Carsaig to Lochbuie, and walking west from Carsaig will take you to the Nun’s cave (where a group of nuns lived when they were ousted from Iona and their wall carving can still be seen) and to Carsaig Arches.

21.3 miles - The end of Pennyghael village

22.5 miles - Be aware that there is another narrow angled bridge here and large vehicles may need to take a wide sweep to avoid the walls. Away in the distance across Loch Scridain can be seen the islands of Staffa, Coll and Tiree and the Treshnish Isles. Just across the loch is the starkly beautiful shape of the looming Burg; a 55 million years old fossil tree can be found on the shore under the Burg. Watch out for otters in the sea margins along this stretch of road.

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Pictorial journey to Suidhe Farm Cottages, Isle of Mull holidays

Carry straight on at the crossroads to Lee, Knockan and Ardtun, with Bunessan Primary school just visible over the next rise.

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Pictorial journey to Suidhe Farm Cottages, Isle of Mull holidays

Bunessan Primary School (to the right) is the site where the Bunessan Show is held in early August.

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Pictorial journey to Suidhe Farm Cottages, Isle of Mull holidays

Carry on past the turn off to Scoor on your left. This track takes you to a car park from where a path goes down to the ruined 13th century Kilvickeon Chapel and burial ground and beyond to the spectacular Kilvickeon beach. You can also walk to the deserted township of Shiaba over the cliff top.

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Pictorial journey to Suidhe Farm Cottages, Isle of Mull holidays

As you enter Bunessan and the road becomes dual track for a short distance. The Ross of Mull Historical Centre can be seen to your right. Here you can explore the history of the Ross and discover the many signed walks which can be undertaken in the area. The river is the site of the Duck Race at Easter.

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Pictorial journey to Suidhe Farm Cottages, Isle of Mull holidays

Carry on past the turn off to the right, which takes you round the Ardtun peninsula. The fossil leaf beds can be accessed from this road.

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Pictorial journey to Suidhe Farm Cottages, Isle of Mull holidays

Drive through Bunessan village where you can find a Spar shop, the Argyll Arms Hotel and the fire station. Carry on past the turn off to your left in the middle of the village, which goes to Uisken beach where there are lovely views across to Colonsay, Islay and Jura. This is the site of the Uisken Games in the summer. The huge Ardalanish beach is also this way - you will find The Isle of Mull Weavers and their organic farm down this road and the beach is where the annual shinty match is battled out on New Years Day.

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Pictorial journey to Suidhe Farm Cottages, Isle of Mull holidays

Bunessan Pier is to your right as the road starts to curve to the left up the hill. The ruined township of Suidhe can be seen on the skyline.

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Pictorial journey to Suidhe Farm Cottages, Isle of Mull holidays

Carry on past the road to Bunessan cemetery on your right.

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Pictorial journey to Suidhe Farm Cottages, Isle of Mull holidays

As you come up the hill, you will see this sign on the right hand side of the road, just before the first cottage (Ros-Mairi).

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Pictorial journey to Suidhe Farm Cottages, Isle of Mull holidays

The entrance to Suidhe Farm Cottages is on your right at the top of the hill. There is ample parking space for two cars next to each cottage.



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