05.05.2001 Mull, Hebrides, Scotland, UK
Inland lake on Mull
Mull is at the centre of a group of islands. The best known of the smaller islands are Iona and Staffa, with its famed rock formations and Fingal's Cave. Others in the Mull group, most with a history worth investigating are Ulva and Gometra, Inch Kenneth the holy isle (once owned by the Redesdale family, parents of the Mitford girls), Eorsa, Little Colonsay, Erisgeir, Erraid the inhospitable island of Robert Louis Stevenson's "Kidnapped", and the Treshnish Isles, a group in themselves and noted for their wildlife.
The main town on Mull is Tobermory, with its multi-coloured shops, restaurants, hotels and houses. Tobermory is the starting point for many wildlife trips both on land and sea. In recent years, whale and dolphin watching has become very popular and the Whale and Dolphin Trust has its survey centre and shop on the main street. Tobermory also has a museum, distillery, golfcourse and many smaller attractions.
The centre of the island is mountainous and a haven for wildlife and walkers. Benmore is the largest mountain and is traditionally known by walkers as "The last Munro".
The southern peninsula of Mull is known as the "Ross of Mull". It extends from Pennyghael to Fionnphort. Fionnphort is the village where you can catch the ferry to Iona, as well as trips to Staffa and the Treshnish isles. The "Ross" is well known for its granite and spectacular beaches.