- The Ross
The Ross of Mull (An Ros Mhuileach) is the largest peninsula of the island of Mull, located in the south west of the island with the Isle of Iona at its tip. Low-lying rounded knolls of pink granite, which look particularly striking at sunset, characterise the landscape of Ross of Mull. The northern coastline is edged by the spectacular sea loch, Loch Scridain and in the south by the Firth of Lorne. The whole area has dramatic coastal features separated by beautiful sandy beaches with tantalising views out to sea of other islands on the horizon.
The Ross of Mull has many varied qualities that make it so special; in particular, it is a geologist's paradise and provides an exceptional habitat for wildlife, much of it rare, which can often be seen at close quarters. Anyone with an interest in walking, kayaking, cycling, rock climbing, history, culture, nature, wildlife and geology will find plenty to absorb them in the Ross of Mull. The two main villages are Bunessan and Fionnphort with several smaller crofting communities scattered throughout the area, providing local food produce from the land and sea. Unsurprisingly the area is an inspiration to artists, photographers and musicians and this is evident in the life of the locals.
From your accommodation base in the Ross of Mull, you can explore and enjoy the entire Isle of Mull, the second largest island in the Inner Hebrides. The east side of the island is protected by the Sound of Mull and the coastline of Morvern. The western side of Mull is where the large sea lochs of Loch na Keal and Loch Scridain encroach deep into the island. Here can be found the small islands of Gometra, Ulva, Staffa, the Treshnish Isles and Iona, all of which are wildlife havens with fascinating histories.
To find out more about the Isles of Mull & Iona, visit the destination website Visit Mull & Iona