Mull offers some superb walks – both gentle and strenuous. You can sail around the island – either by hiring a yacht or bringing your own. There are two golf courses to play on, numerous ponies to ride and a lovely heated swimming pool to swim in (with what must be one of the best views you can get from an indoor pool). There are fish to be caught and bicycles to be ridden. There are deserted white sandy beaches to walk on, paintings to be viewed and plays to be seen. And……at the end of the day……there’s local whisky to be drunk!
Golf – where better to play golf than in Scotland? Tobermory has a nine holes Par and SSS 64 course which – according to their website – has never been played to par. Can you resist the challenge? www.tobermorygolfclub.com There is also a nine hole course at Craignure which is Par 69; SSS 66
Hill Walking/Mountain Climbing – visit www.munromagic.com to find out full details of all Mull’s hills including Ben More at 966m and Dun da Ghaoithe – a Corbett of 766m. Dun da Ghaoithe is walkable from Seilisdeir.
Car Rallies – each year Beatson’s Tour of Mull 2300 Club hold a rally over a long weekend – usually during early October. The roads are closed off and most of the stages are held overnight. For more details visit mullrally.org.
Pony Trekking – there are many places to go riding on Mull – the closest to Seilisdeir is just outside Salen on the road to Ulva Ferry. Killiechronan provides the very best of unlimited riding country with breathtaking scenery. Sure footed ponies will take you away into the hills to experience spectacular mountain views. Two miles from Salen, Killiechronan is just a half hour’s drive from Seilisdeir. www.mullponytrekking.co.uk
Swimming – Mull now has a swimming pool and spa facilities, with superb views over the Sound of Mull to Ben Nevis. And the good news for us is that it is just down the road at Craignure.
Fishing – there are lots of opportunities for fishing on Mull. Three main areas within easy reach of Tobermory are at Aros Park, Mishnish Lochs and Loch Frisa. For more information visit www.tobermory.co.uk/attractions/fishing/fishing.htm
Islandscape Photography is run by Isle of Mull-based photographer, Sam Jones, and offers photography workshops and tours on Mull and beyond. See www.islandscapephotography.co.uk