REWALK JANUARY 2016
Walks Isle of Mull, Coll & Tiree – Author: Paul Williams
Re walked by Richard & Maggie Legate
This book was actually rewalked last summer, but office moves and other ructions have slowed up its appearance as ‘news’. Our apologies for the delay, but it does mean that if you buy the book now it will be the new edition.
This is one of Scotland’s classic walking areas, though less frequented than the busier Skye, Wester Ross, the Cairngorms and the Trossachs. Mull has only one Munro – Ben More (3169ft/966m) – but a mass of smaller hills and some stunning cliff scenery, notably around Carsaig on the south coast of the island. In the south-west there are also splendid beaches at Erraid and Tràigh Gheal, while near the northern end of the island is the handsome capital of Tobermory (and a fine short walk out to the lighthouse of Rubha nan Gall). There are no major changes to the walks described in previous editions, apart from a reworking of the paths around Ben More.
Mull is large enough (about 60 miles, around the coast, from Tobermory to Fionnphort via the ferry terminal at Craignure) to merit a long visit, but as the full title of the book – Walks Isle of Mull, Coll & Tiree (see centre left), including Iona and Ulva – will suggest, this book covers not so much a single island as a small archipelago. The routes on Ulva have been slightly remodelled, to include the short waymarked walks from the ferry pier, passing the wonderful, low basalt cliffs on the way (see bottom left) and excluding the more difficult circuit of the island which involved a tidal section at the west end. The routes on the beautiful little island of Iona – south and north to the ends of the island, passing the Abbey on the way – have been left as they were. Likewise, the walks on Coll and Tiree have seen only minor adjustments. These are low-lying walks, often along white sand beaches (one of which is shown on our header on the Home Page) and rarely out of sight of the sea.
If you enjoy travelling by ferry and walking in relative solitude through stunning scenery, Mull and the surrounding islands are well worth a visit.
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