Wild swimming on Mull
The island has a lot to offer for those who are keen to do some wild swimming on Mull.
Where you swim is entirely your own responsibility and you must decide if it is a safe place and wise for you to swim there. This blog is a reflection of our own personal experiences swimming in these places and is not a guarantee of safety. Please look at wildswimming.co.uk and the Outdoor Swimming Society website for guidance and advice on swimming safely.
There are a growing number of regular wild swimmers on the island who swim throughout the year. Traigh na Cille is a favourite spot, and perhaps if you have been there for a picnic you might have spotted the regular swimmers who swim from one end of the beach to the other, as if doing laps in a pool. I am grateful to them for allowing me to photograph them swimming on a very cold day in early March!
The 5 locations where we ourselves swim are within 6 or 7 miles of Treshnish.
Calgary is a wonderful beach and very popular with swimmers. It is gently sloping and if the tide is out you have a long walk to get into knee deep water. It is worth it though as the sight of sunlight bouncing on that turquoise water is just wonderful.
Traigh na cille
This is a popular beach for swimming as the black sand allegedly stores the warmth from the sun at low tide and warms the water! I will let you make up your own mind.
Port na Ba
A lovely walk through farmland from Croig pier brings you to Port na Ba at the end of the track. The views to Rum and the Small Isles are stunning. (As when walking on any farm land on the island, please
Langamull is a great favourite and only a few miles from Treshnish. Beautiful white sand and views to Rum and the Small Isles. The walk back from the beach up to the car park at the roadside will warm you up after your swim.
At the very bottom of Eas Fors, at sea level, there is a deep pool where the bottom section of the waterfall falls. It is beautiful swimming there but the water is very cold!