One of my top walks on Mull is the walk here at Treshnish, around the Treshnish Headland. There is a sense of wilderness along the coast, it feels untouched – and the views are beautiful.
A circular walk
It is a circular walk and guests staying in our cottages can literally just start the walk at the cottage door. Most of the route follows the coast walking along sheep tracks on a raised beach.
Plenty to look for
There is plenty to look for along the way – a Dun, a Fort, the Whisky Cave. The views are superb – count the islands you can see as you walk. Walking on the raised beach is a great vantage point for looking down on the rock pools below. Please don’t go too near the edge! There is always a chance you might see an Otter on the shore.
There are a lot of ruins on the farm to explore. Crackaig and Glac Gugairidh are the best preserved. Neither village was ‘cleared’. Their people either moved away or gradually died out.
Dead of Winter
The writer Dominic Cooper wrote an evocative book about Crackaig called ‘Dead of Winter’. Faber republished it recently. Worth trying to get hold of a copy if you enjoyed the walk as it gives you an idea of how people lived here. It should be made into a film!