Mull Rally 2016 takes place over the weekend of 14th to 16th October 2016. Regular visitors to Treshnish will know that we manage the farm and cottages as carefully as we possibly can to minimise our impact on the planet so car rallies are not really our cup of tea, but we appreciate that the Mull Rally is a huge part of the island calendar and that it means a massive amount to hundreds if not thousands of people, who regularly come and take part, or visit the island over the weekend of the Rally in order to spectate.
We do still have some spaces during the week of the Mull Rally 2016, starting on Friday 14th October. Not being a Rally watcher I don’t really know but I am told we are quite well placed for spectating as you can walk over the hill from Treshnish towards Larach Mhor and watch the cars bouncing over the humps and bumps in the stretch between the Ensay Bridge and the summit of Burg.
It is the one time of year when we can sometimes hear traffic noise from the extra exhausts at Treshnish, but it is minimal and most people wouldn’t probably notice it – it is only because the silence here is so quiet otherwise.
For those planning an October holiday who haven’t visited the island during the Rally before, it is wise to book your ferry if coming via Oban, as soon as you can – they get very booked up with the extra traffic! If you have kids (young or old) who love cars, it can be (I’m told!) fun to watch all the different cars arrive, and to spot the teams out doing their pace notes during the week before. Don’t worry – the competitors are under strict rules not to exceed the speed limits whilst out beforehand.
The Mull Rally 2016 starts late on the Friday evening and is finished by the time you wake up on Sunday morning. There are road closures and we email our guests to remind them of the closures before they arrive. It usually affects us twice – as the rally route goes past our road end. It is rather like being snowed in without the snow!
Please don’t let the Rally put you off coming to the island in October – it can b a fabulous time of year to be here, and the Rally is over and done with in a weekend! The weather can be wonderful but it can also be wild, wet and stormy too. The Red deer rut takes place in October, when you can hear stags roaring on the hill and look out for groups of hinds and the fighting stags on the hill. And the night skies can be clear enough at night to try looking for the Aurora Borealis!can be