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BEEFY
21-06-2011, 20:45
This is a long parking area which used to be part of the old road. It has superb coastline views located on the left side of the A849 travelling from Iona to Craignure just past Bunessan at N56' 33.620 W6' 14.126

Canalsman
21-06-2011, 23:49
Hi Beefy

Please will you check the coordinates you have given - they don't seem to be correct ...

Thanks

Chris

toxicturtle
15-07-2011, 07:42
Hi there
must admit havent used your POI but is Calgary bay on Mull listed, spent a cracking evening and morning there, large grassed area, toilets and bbq pits. No midges (early June). signs state what to and what not to do ie, wood, litter etc and is local council sanctioned.
Love the islands so much seriously thinking o moving to Lewis

iwm
15-07-2011, 09:32
This is a long parking area which used to be part of the old road. It has superb coastline views located on the left side of the A849 travelling from Iona to Craignure just past Bunessan

There is an old bit of road at 56.336034,-6.142369 with a good view - maybe that is the one BEEFY means.

And yes TOXICTURTLE Calgary Bay is worth a visit near 56.580477,-6.281433

Cheers

IanM

Canalsman
15-07-2011, 17:39
There is an old bit of road at 56.336034,-6.142369 with a good view - maybe that is the one BEEFY means.

And yes TOXICTURTLE Calgary Bay is worth a visit near 56.580477,-6.281433

Cheers

IanM

Thanks Ian ...

Calgary Bay is listed, and I've added the old road section now too :)

Regards

Chris

Molly
18-07-2011, 01:14
We've just come back from a week on Mull and saw that it's possible to camp by the sea down at Lochbuie - didn't do it ourselves but a family arrived as we were walking along the wee beach and set up camp. Beautiful place.

Barbt
18-07-2011, 09:26
Yes, we have camped at Loch Buie. Wonderful walks all around, don't forget the castle ( walk past the church, look for the footpath sign on your right). While we were there we saw Otters, sea Eagles and Dolphins! The sunsets are to die for - the sea turned a beautiful gold colour. Watch out for huge frogs / toads - they all seem to come out in the evening all along the road. The sheep wander around on the beach and often there are deer there too.

The road down is a bit dodgy with a camper - it drops off at the sides but taking it carefully it was ok.

There is a designated camping spot but uniess you are driving something quite small you won't get round there. Also the midges are a dreadful problem just there. However, you can camp on the beach or looking left as you arrive you will see a large patch of grass opposite the tiny church ( another "must see"), and it is quite alright to camp there - we asked the locals and they were perfectly happy about it.

You do need to take water with you.

Gilbert Dougans
09-05-2012, 07:52
Hi there
must admit havent used your POI but is Calgary bay on Mull listed, spent a cracking evening and morning there, large grassed area, toilets and bbq pits. No midges (early June). signs state what to and what not to do ie, wood, litter etc and is local council sanctioned.
Love the islands so much seriously thinking o moving to Lewis

LOL sorry but I found it so funny that you loved Mull so thinking of moving to Lewis

christine
22-05-2012, 08:56
Help.When I take the google man for a walk I can't find any bit of old road here: 56.336034,-6.142369 . Where is it?

Canalsman
22-05-2012, 11:35
Help.When I take the google man for a walk I can't find any bit of old road here: 56.336034,-6.142369 . Where is it?

Just here, Christine :)

56.336034,-6.142369 - Google Maps (http://tinyurl.com/84659vn)

Regards

Chris

Bushtrekker
22-05-2012, 13:30
Last time we were there we were very impressed by the vase of flowers in the phone box.

christine
22-05-2012, 14:40
Thanks, don't know how I missed it.

As we are heading for Mull the first two weeks in July, this might be useful.

tranivanman
22-05-2012, 15:09
hi everyone
we just got back yesterday after two weeks doing Arran, Mull of Kintire, Islay, Oban, Mull, plus a boat trip to Staffa fantastic
Although we stayed on campsites most of the time the odd night wilding was great, thanks to all who put them on the site and chris for all his hard work making the p.o.i.

best site we stayed at was a community run site Port Mor on Islay five star, brilliant set up.

we saw golden eagles,whitetailed eagles, otters, seals ,deer and loads of shore birds.

tranivanman

Drew
22-05-2012, 17:33
We're of at the end of the week, sounds like we should have fun...:dance:

Vanterrier
13-06-2012, 19:09
We have just returned from Mull and stayed on the Maccair near Scarisdale (56.463486,-6.038189). Fantastic ! weather was superb, wildlife plentiful very few people and no midges to worry about. we stayed one night on the "campsite" just at the end of the bay at Killiechronan so we could empty out and fill up - the site itself was like camping wild anyway but the facilities were "unusual" to say the least... you would have to go there to understand ;)

Cant wait to return...

K ;)

Rocketramo
13-06-2012, 19:33
Have used this site a few years ago. Great views.

toxicturtle
13-06-2012, 20:53
LOL sorry but I found it so funny that you loved Mull so thinking of moving to Lewis

Thought Mull was great but one we hit Harris and Lewis we found our spiritual home! been 4 times in last year, last time being a wet n wild May! went in february and it was briliant. Was checking to see the seasons :)

christine
13-06-2012, 21:18
Hi, we are off to Mull the first week in July. Can you drive a motorhome up to the emptying and filling at the Killiechronan site? Could be useful. Also, we have a 3.3m inflateable - is it possible to get afloat from Killiechronan? Thanks.

runnach
13-06-2012, 21:42
Also, we have a 3.3m inflateable - is it possible to get afloat from Killiechronan? Thanks.

With a 3.3 metre inflatable, nae bother!!

christine
13-06-2012, 21:44
Thanks Runnach.

james1508
14-06-2012, 10:14
We were on Mull just over a week ago, anyonew who is going there that wants a fantastic wild spot should check the B8035 , all the way along there are great Sea View wild camps. We satyed at the Base of Ben More so we were already to walk it in the morning (compressed pics below) Well worth the visit to this part of the Island.


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Unfortunately though there was a No Camping sign (may of been no over night parking??) at 56.49599, -5.77558 which is one listed on the wild camp data base We still stayed here on a Thursday night without any problems and another Camper also arrived later and stayed.

James

briz
14-06-2012, 10:52
What is the best ferry to get over?

B

james1508
14-06-2012, 11:03
What is the best ferry to get over?

B


we were coming from the North so went via Fortwilliam and then Lochaline a return ticket within 5 days was 45 plus 7 x 2 for the Corran Ferry. If your coming from the South look at Oban, more expensive but no busy single track roads and will be quicker but i am told you may have to book in advance but you dont the way i went.




James

runnach
14-06-2012, 12:08
This is what is good about Mull, you can enter/exit via three ferry crossings, 3rd one being, Kilchoan to Tobermory.

Cheers.

Delany
15-06-2012, 07:37
We caught the ferry from Oban a few years ago (just in a small car) and it was a beautiful day, although some of the roads in the middle of mull are pretty small and twisty!

Vanterrier
15-06-2012, 09:09
Hi, we are off to Mull the first week in July. Can you drive a motorhome up to the emptying and filling at the Killiechronan site? Could be useful. Also, we have a 3.3m inflateable - is it possible to get afloat from Killiechronan? Thanks.

You can but i would recommend you use your own hose for the fillup. the tap is on the corner of an old workshop so access to it is easy, theres no "Elsan" point nor any signposted grey waste point so you have to use some initiative... you'll know what I mean when you get there.

K ;)

christine
15-06-2012, 09:29
Ketvrin, you men look for a manhole cover??

Drew
15-06-2012, 09:31
Can I recommend Lochbuie, along narrow road to get there but well worth it, we had unbelievable weather while we were there 2 weeks ago (32.7c)
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christine
15-06-2012, 09:54
I think Lochbuie is too narrow a road for us, travelled it on the motorbike a few years ago and thought the space available to camp was not exactly easly accessible in a 23 feet motorhome.Beautiful location though.

Drew
15-06-2012, 11:27
We went down with a Hymer B544 at 6m and a Autotrail Grand Frontier at 7.5m no problem, although we were getting a bit worried about whether we would find anywhere to park having never been there before.

Drew

Vanterrier
15-06-2012, 16:21
Ketvrin, you men look for a manhole cover??

something like that ;)

mardee
15-06-2012, 20:47
We stayed one night a few weeks at Loch na Keal a beautiful spot. Several good spots on southern side of the loch.
There is a tap outside the public toilets in Bunessan.
Roads in Mull are really bad lots of potholes.


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