Sitting off the west coast of Scotland the Isle of Mull is the second largest of the inner Hebridean islands. It boasts 300 miles of coastline from rugged cliffs to white sandy beaches. There are large areas of woodland and heather rich moorland. Sea lochs and fresh water lochs rivers and fantastic waterfalls.With Its capital Tobermory looking colourful with brightly painted houses on the harbour front. Here you will find a great places to eat with café`s pubs and restaurants, Gift shops to browse and wildlife/ scenic trips on both land and sea.
The beauty of Mull can be enjoyed all year round by anyone who is Interested in nature, stunning scenery, history and geology. The diverse landscape is ever changing with moody skies and vibrant colours. There is an abundance of wild flowers in spring and summer with nesting birds such as hen harrier, eagles and short eared owl. Autumn brings the sound of rutting deer, leaves changing colour and migrant birds. Spectacular Winter sunsets and millions of stars on clear nights. Mulls wildlife is everywhere in Winter, Eagles are feeding in less daylight and are hungry Otters can be closer to shore as less people are out and about. Red deer are down from the hills looking for better food, all of which make Mull a place to enjoy in all seasons.
New visitors to Mull often comment on how big an Island it is and often wish they had longer to explore. There are a good variety of walks taking you up mountains such as Ben More, (Great Mountain) the highest peak on Mull and a Munro, along the dramatic scenery on an inland or coastal walk chancing upon a soaring eagle or an otter feeding on the shore. There are some very good guides who will take you walking on Mull as well as a wide range of books. Relaxing is easy here, you can take a holiday at your own pace.
We are based in Salen which is situated on Aros bay it’s a great place to see seals, otters, red deer and many different birds with the occasional sight of dolphins. It is on the main bus route from all three ferries between Craignure and Tobermory it is also on the shortest distance across the Island.
Salen has good facilities such as The Salen hotel with food all year round, 2 x cafés with home baking, a very well stocked grocery shop with cash machine and post office. One of the collection point for Turus Mara boat trips is also in Salen outside our house. The Glen Forsa Hotel is just a mile away.