Tartan Campervan Hire on the Isle of Mull
The Isle of Mull’s abundant wildlife and spectacular scenery make it the ideal island to explore in a Tartan Camper. Mull has attractions for all the family, and offers a holiday where wildlife is around every corner, visitor attractions cater for all ages, and the whole family has a chance to live a lifestyle far removed from the hectic urban pressurised existence.
Tobermory was the setting for the BBC children’s programme Balamory. After the initial success of these programmes in Britain, Balamory is now reaching a new audience in Australia. Tobermory was built as a fishing port in the late 18th century and is now the main village on Mull. It is a picture-postcard of a place with the brightly painted buildings along the main street to the pier and the high woodland-fringed hills surrounding the bay. The village has a good variety of shops, pubs, hotels, and other accommodation as well as being the administrative centre for the island. The harbour is always busy with fishing boats, yachts and the ferry to and from Kilchoan.
The mountains which stretch across the middle of the island rise to over 900m and are well-loved by hill walkers such is the variety of routes and views to be enjoyed. There are also numerous easy walks on the Isle of Mull with stunning views and less challenging terrain.
The Isle of Mull is the second largest of the Hebrides, lying just off the west coast of Scotland. It is an island of peninsulas which give it a long and varied coastline offering you endless days of exploration and discovery. The economy is a healthy mix of farming, fishing, and tourism offering an insight of genuine island life.
Mull Swimming Pool
The brand new Isle of Mull Swimming Pool was opened in 2008 and is an excellent place to relax and unwind.
The Isle of Mull has some of the most fabulous beaches in the UK and they are easily accessible with a campervan.
Calgary Bay is located on the north west of Mull about 5 miles beyond Dervaig and 12 miles from the island’s capital Tobermory. It is framed by low hills, partly wooded and is the location of a shimmering white shell sand beach and craggy headlands – home to a rich variety of birdlife and the haunting ruins of stone forts and abandoned villages. The name Calgary comes from the Gaelic, Cala Ghearraidh, meaning Beach of the Meadow.
Calgary Bay Camping
This area is specially protected as it is made up of a special grassland known as machair so please stick to the clearly marked designated area for camping. Calgary Bay is owned by Argyll & Bute Council and is not an official camp site but wild camping is permitted. Wild camping means short stay camping only, a maximum of 2 nights and a local bye-law forbids motor homes and caravans, however, small campervans and tents are permitted.
Caledonian MacBrayne operates 3 ferry routes to Mull, Oban to Craignure, Lochaline to Fishnish and Kilchoan on the Ardnamurchan Peninsula to Tobermory. It is a 45 minute ferry ride from Oban to Craignure. This is the main ferry route if coming from the south.
Alternatively for a cheaper option or if coming from Fort William or Inverness the Lochaline to Fishnish route is the most convenient and only takes 15 minutes.
For more details and timetables, please see the Caledonian MacBrayne website www.calmac.co.uk or telephone the local Calmac Office on Tel: 01688 302017.