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Chris Morton | profile | all galleries >> Isle of Mull - Treshnish, Mornish and Ulva tree view | thumbnails | slideshow

Isle of Mull - Treshnish, Mornish and Ulva

If you enjoy walking and swimming away from the crowds, this where to go. The Treshnish to Crackaig stretch along the cliff shelf is a known and used track where you may encounter as many as 10 people in a day. If you return either over Cruachan or at the tide margin you will probably see no-one. On the Mornish stretch you will be checked out by the shepherd and his dog. There is no path along Mornish or over the high ground and although it may not seem high, full mountain precautions should be taken.

Calgary has a lovely beach, camping on the foreshore is allowed and the Hotel has a cafe and art gallery, best approached via the outdoor sculpture trail.

Treshnish Farm has several cottages, highly recommended, and seasonal farm produce, otherwise the nearest shop is at Dervaig, several miles along lumpy roads. Cycling around Treshnish - Calgary is fine and Ulva especially good as no vehicles other than the farm tractor, but very lumpy, proper mountain bikes needed.
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characteristic cliff shelf looking north to Treshnish point
characteristic cliff shelf looking north to Treshnish point
Treshnish Islands - sufficiently different from each view that the walk guide is in terms of which you can see!
Treshnish Islands - sufficiently different from each view that the walk guide is in terms of which you can see!
Treshnish Islands from foreshore
Treshnish Islands from foreshore
Treshnish Islands and 'swimming pool' from the shelf track (the pool is sheltered from the wind)
Treshnish Islands and 'swimming pool' from the shelf track (the pool is sheltered from the wind)
Rum from the foreshore
Rum from the foreshore
Treshnish Head from Treshnish shore
Treshnish Head from Treshnish shore
Sun setting over Coll - a fantastic evening spot just below Haunn
Sun setting over Coll - a fantastic evening spot just below Haunn
The whisky cave on the foreshore near Crackaig - remains of the still support in centre, good view of overkeen excise boats
The whisky cave on the foreshore near Crackaig - remains of the still support in centre, good view of overkeen excise boats
rock bird
rock bird
natural rockpool - some of the delights along the shoreline at low tide
natural rockpool - some of the delights along the shoreline at low tide
primeval pawmarks?
primeval pawmarks?
rockpool - lots of these to peer into
rockpool - lots of these to peer into
whoops! - a bit of recent cliff erosion
whoops! - a bit of recent cliff erosion
Gometra (end of Ulva) from uplands
Gometra (end of Ulva) from uplands
Ulva and south Mull from uplands (have you got your compass, it is going to be needed soon?
Ulva and south Mull from uplands (have you got your compass, it is going to be needed soon?
Mornish peninsula from Cruachan
Mornish peninsula from Cruachan
Calgary bay
Calgary bay
Calgary Pier - did the original settlers of Calgary Alberta set out from here?
Calgary Pier - did the original settlers of Calgary Alberta set out from here?
Treshnish Head from Mornish shore
Treshnish Head from Mornish shore
Caliach head
Caliach head
Contemplation point near Caliach head
Contemplation point near Caliach head
Rum, Eigg and Skye behind from Mornish uplands
Rum, Eigg and Skye behind from Mornish uplands
deserted village on Mornish cliff shelf - Haunn, Treshnish head and Islands beond
deserted village on Mornish cliff shelf - Haunn, Treshnish head and Islands beond
house in derelict village at Crackaig - apparently only abandoned well into the C20th, now there is self-sufficiency
house in derelict village at Crackaig - apparently only abandoned well into the C20th, now there is self-sufficiency
Ulva Sound; Ben Mor on Mull in the mist
Ulva Sound; Ben Mor on Mull in the mist
grove near the sound
grove near the sound
Ulva central upland; Mull in the background
Ulva central upland; Mull in the background
boy and girl
boy and girl
Cragaig; Colonsay then Staffa in the distance
Cragaig; Colonsay then Staffa in the distance