Walking

Back on land, the area is peaceful and ideal for those wanting to unwind. It is great for walking, with plenty of variety from tackling Ben More (966m/3,169ft), the highest mountain on Mull and one of Scotland’s Munro’s to exploring hidden empty sandy coves. A walk to Tor Mor Quarry over the hill to the north of Fionnphort is a walk with fantastic views of Iona, the Abbey and the surrounding islands. The area is renowned the world over for its pink and red granite which has been quarried and used in buildings and structures such as Albert Memorial in London, Blackfriars Bridge, Manchester City Hall, Liverpool Docks and many more. For those looking to explore the wild rugged coastline, there are nearby wilderness walks through Tireragan estate which has 6km of rough paths through thick vegetation, it should be noted that the paths can have areas which are very wet and muddy. Tireragan is managed by the charity Highland Estate for conservation and education purposes. There are birch and hazel dominated woods but you can also see rowan, aspen and oak trees. One of the walks takes you through Breac Achadh a deserted village and then onto a wonderful beach at Traigh Gheal.