Craignure is Mull’s main ferry terminal, and is also where the island’s state of the art new hospital, and An Roth, the local community trust’s business resource centre are located. Craignure Bay is a good vantage point to spot seabirds, dolphins and otters.
On the journey over from the main land, you will spot Duart Castle, a 13th century castle, standing alone on a rocky outcrop. Well worth a visit.
If you head South from Craignure, you will find yourself driving/cycling along stunning landscapes past Loch Spelve, a sea loch connected to the ocean by a narrow neck which allows for fantastic views. It is also a good viewpoint for wildlife.
Laggan Sands by Loch Buie is an open area of hills, glens and moorland, and a paradise for wildlife watching. Loch Uisg, the fresh water loch joining Loch Spelve to Loch Buie is bordered by forest and rhododendrons, quite a sight when the latter are in full bloom. Nearby Ben Buie makes for a good, if somewhat arduous, trek.
As you head south towards the Ross of Mull, you will stand a good chance to spotting white-tailed sea eagles in the area, the largest bird of prey in Britain with a wing-span over 8 feet long.
Once you reach the Ross of Mull on the southern coast of the island, you will be greeted by spectacular sea cliffs, stacks and arches. There are plenty of wilderness walks to discover. For another adventure, walk to Erraid, a tiny tidal island which also happens to be one of the sunniest and driest spots in Scotland.