Due to Covid 19, we'll no longer be providing an extensive information folder and leaflets in our properties. We provide our own recommendations for things to do below, a list of recommended food producers and eateries HERE, a current list of food suppliers which are open this season HERE and a house manual online HERE and in the property and of course feel free to ask us anything and we'll do our best to answer!
Please download the documents below provided by Visit Scotland for an up to date list of what's open and what's not on the island. These were produced in reaction to lockdown, but I've left them on this site as there's lots of useful info in them.
We are lucky enough to be close to some amazing beaches: Calgary Beach (7 miles by car), Langamull (6 miles by car plus 30 mins walk), and Croig/Port na Ba(5 miles plus 20 mins walk). If white sand and crystal clear waters are your thing then these beaches will bring you much happiness.
Port Na Ba, Croig.
Walks from Achnadrish: There is a track along the East side of the house which leads out into the wilds of North Mull past the old ruined village of Torrasa (up to the right when you reach a reedy area). The track offers wonderful views and a sense of wild isolation and eventually you will reach the forestry plantation which is approx 3kms away from the house. You can walk in the forest although the track is boggy, or for the intrepid you can go off track and follow the edge of Loch Frisa. See if you can find a pretty little bay with an island (go right when you reach the edge of Loch Frisa once in the forest), or the old boathouse (go left when you reach the edge of Loch Frisa once in the forest). If you can make it through the forest you'll reach Tenga and you can then walk around the East side of Loch Frisa and back to Achnadrish which is approx 14 miles.
Track leading to Tenga from Achnadrish
Loch Torr - Head onto the road down the hill to the Loch Torr hide, you can hang out in there for a while and watch the wildlife on the loch or you can walk around the miles of forestry tracks in this area. You can walk to Glengorm from here, or you can do a loop around through Glengorm farm land which meets the road at the end of the Loch Frisa track and take the road back to Achnadrish. You can also walk to Quinish, Mingaray and Dervaig.
Walks around Loch Torr from Achnadrish
For a list of other Forestry walks in the area please download this map For a list of other wonderful walks in North Mull and beyond please go HERE Walk Highlands is another great resource for walks. We are lucky enough to have our own Munro on Mull, so if you are Munro bagging or you just love a stunning mountain view then Ben More at Loch na Keal is your go to mountain! It takes approx 5-6 hours and walk details are here Other amazing walk recommendations include walking to the Crater Loch just a few miles from Achnadrish, Climbing Spennie Beag, going to Loch na Keal which is great for otter watching, Mackinnons Cave, walks on the island of Ulva and a visit to the Eas Fors waterfalls on the road to Ulva ferry is one of our favourites, as is a walk at 'Black Beach' or Traigh na Cille. Whilst round there pop in and see Lucy Mackenzie's amazing garden Lip na Cloiche which features regularly in magazines. A trip down to the Ross of Mull (approx 90 mins drive) is also highly recommended, Ardanalish, Scoor, Uisken, Fidden and Knockvollogan all have absolutely stunning beaches. The world renowned island of Iona is also a must see with its incredible history and stunning beaches. Come back via the 'scenic route' with stunning views over Loch na Keal.
Sea Trips Sealife Surveys - Based in Tobermory they run a variety of trips and have a wonderful sense for finding the cetaceans, some of whom they have known for many years! Turus Mara - Trips run from Ulva Ferry and they visit the island of Lunga to see the puffins, and land on Staffa weather permitting to see the amazing rock formations. Mull Charters - Running from Ulva ferry Mull charters offer sea angling trips and specialise in Sea eagle watching.
Land Based Tours Nature Scotland - offer wildlife trips around the island. Ewan has an incredible knowledge and sensitivity to wild life and we highly recommend going on one of his trips. Mull Magic -Ruth offers amazing walking tours in various locations around the island. No trip to Mull is complete without a trip to Mull Eagle Watch to see the sea eagles. Book through the Visit Scotland Craignure on 01680812556