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The Isle of Mull, or simply Mull, is the second largest island of the Inner Hebrides, off the west coast of Scotland.

With an area of 875 square kilometres (338 square miles) Mull is the fourth largest Scottish island. Mull has a coastline of 480 kilometres (300 miles) and its climate is moderated by the Gulf Stream. The island has a mountainous core, the highest peak on the island being Ben More (the only Munro in the Hebrides outwith Skye, at 966 metres or 3171 feet in height). Various peninsulas, which are predominantly moorland, radiate from the centre.

The main town is Tobermory, at the north end of the island. Other settlements include Dervaig, Salen, Bunessan and Fionnphort.

Numerous islands lie off the west coast of Mull, including Erraid, Inch Kenneth, Iona and Ulva. Smaller uninhabited islands include Eorsa, Gometra, Little Colonsay, the Treshnish Isles and Staffa of Fingal's Cave fame.



ScottishClimbs articles about Mull

  • Climbing on Mull - Tom Charles-Edwards takes a look at climbing on Mull
    In fact the best crags on Mull are all on the coast, and the majority of them are hidden away at the western end of the Ross. As for the rock itself, this is actually the main attraction of the island, both for rock climbers and for geologists, who come from universities all over Britain to study it. Around 50 million years ago the area that is now Mull and Ardnamurchan was the location of a series of volcanic eruptions that left the area with a huge variety of rock types, offering a wide variety of climbing styles... read more >.


The pink granite of Fionnphort

Rock climbing and bouldering on Mull

Maps & Guidebooks

Climbing Guides

the cover photo's Julain Lines at Erraid


Useful links to help you plan your Mull climbing adventures:

  • - blog of Mull's climber in residence, Colin Moody. If the photos don't inspire you, nothing will. Colin also writes the guides for the SMC
  • - a guide to holidaying on Mull, including travel and accomodation guides and wet-weather alternatives
  • RockRun Blog - nice travel bog on Erraid climbing

Getting to Mull


Mull is an island, so you're going to need to get a ferry. Oban is the primary departure point for the island. Two other ferries run from Lochaline (Morvern) and Kilchoan (Ardnamurchan). Check with Caledonian MacBrayne for timetables, bookings and fares.


You can get a train as far as Oban (connections via Glasgow Queen Street).



Bunkhouses & Hostels

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