The mountains which stretch across the middle of the island rise to over 900m and are well-loved by hill walkers such is the variety of routes and views to be enjoyed. There are also numerous easy walks on the Isle of Mull with stunning views and less challenging terrain.
Cill An Ailein
This is a lovely circular woodland walk which takes you through to the old graveyard of Cill an Ailein. This short attractive stroll takes you through the conifer plantation where there are also native species such as birch, hazel and willow.
Ben More or “great mountain” in Gaelic is the highest mountain and only Munro on the Isle of Mull. It is the highest peak in the Inner Hebrides outwith the Isle of Skye. The mountain is situated in the south of the island, above the shores of Loch na Keal.
Please be aware that, although popular, this is a difficult walk and should only be attempted by experienced walkers who do not have a fear of vertiginous drops. The terrain is very uneven and involves some clambering over boulders. Often the path is nothing more than a goat track.
Kilvickeon Old Church and Beach
This is a delightful short walk which takes in a fabulous beach and the haunting ruin of Kilvickeon Old Parish Church and Cemetery. Turn off the Craignure to Fionnphort road just before Bunessan, signposted to Scoor. Keep going along a gravel road at the end of which is parking space.
Steeped in myth and magic and with great geological and topographical fascination, the short walk to MacKinnon’s Cave can be a testing scramble over muddy ground and a large boulder beach before the entrance to the cave is reached.
Tormore Point and Quarry Circuit
This is a great walk across a coastal headland to the hidden anchorage at Tormore where there is a white sandy beach. From here climb up through the pink granite quarry that supplied much of the stone for the abbey on Iona. Return across fields which can be very muddy at times. www.walkhighlands.co.uk