The Ross of Mull

We explored the Ross of Mull yesterday, a beautiful peninsula on the south west of Mull. There is only one single track road with plenty of passing places to the furthest westerly point at Fionnphort where you can catch the ferry to Iona. The road passes through Glen More, and along Loch Scridain passing Ben More, Mull’s highest peak.

We parked at Fionnphort and walked to Fidden a beautiful white sandy beach with crystal clear waters. There is a campsite with fresh water and portaloos that overlooks the beach and views of Iona. At the time of writing the charge was £7 per adult.

Although the sun was shining, it was a bit cold with a very strong wind, making the walk back against the wind a bit of an effort!

We then took the single track road back and called in at Uisken, another beautiful beach with white sand and clear waters and it is also possible to camp here. Whilst there we saw huge plumes of black smoke coming from the back of one of the houses and wondered if the fire brigade might turn up and how long it would take them as the road to Uisken was another single track with far fewer passing places. As we made our way back up to the ‘main’ single track road, we met the fire engine coming the other way.

We stopped at Bunessan a small hamlet overlooking Loch na Lathaich with a pub and a couple of shops and then continued on to Lochbuie which is signposted 8 miles from the main road and passes Loch Spelve and Loch Usig. This is a very scenic drive however the road is even narrower with fewer passing places and sometimes quite bumpy but as we have found, there doesn’t appear to be a lot of traffic on Mull doing the same as us so passing has never been a problem.

The small hamlet of Lochbuie sits at the end of Loch Buie and from here you can do a shore walk to Carsaig. You can also free camp here and there is a small wooden shed called The Old Post Office that acts as a grocery store and tea and coffee stop but you have to put the money for your purchases in the honesty box! We bought some pork sausages with black pudding which we then BBQ’d last night and were very tasty.

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3 thoughts on “The Ross of Mull

  1. John Nichols May 27, 2014 / 10:38 am

    Hi
    Looks marvellous . As usual wish I was there. However did you have the rain all day on Monday it was grim here so probably worse where u were. Enjoy John N

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    • Rosie Pike May 27, 2014 / 12:14 pm

      Hi John, no not loads of rain, we cycled 34 miles and had to shelter once under some trees whilst the shower passed over. We have been extremely lucky with the weather the whole time!

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  2. liz May 28, 2014 / 6:35 am

    love the honesty box thing, see you could never find that in France, people would help themselves and run!
    pictures are wonderfull Rosie, it does remind me of Brittany, and that cristal clear water must be as refreshing!!! 😉

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