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Marvellous Mull

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Dates: 13 – 18 May 2018

Price: £995

Single Room Supplement: £175

Deposit: £150 per person


Price Includes: Accommodation, all breakfasts & dinners, ground transport, services of guides, holiday report

Not Included: Flights, lunches (allow £5-10 per day), travel insurance, drinks & other personal items

Conservation Donation: 10% of profits donated to a wildlife charity

Leader(s): Chris Hall

Group Size: Minimum 4 & maximum 12 guests + 2 leaders.

Grade: Generally easy walking at a gentle pace

Holiday Highlights


  • Explore rugged high mountains, endless moorland, forests, dramatic cliffs and 300 miles of unspoilt coastline which are all part of the magic of Mull!
  • Rare opportunity in the UK to see Golden & White-tailed Eagle!
  • Other avian highlights include Hen Harrier, Short-eared Owl, Eider, Red-Breasted Merganser, Arctic Tern, Black Guillemot, Rock Pipit, Ring Ouzel, Whinchat, Dipper, Crossbill, Twite, Hooded Crow, Raven & maybe a lingering Great Northern Diver!
  • Day trip to the Treshnish Isles for seabird colonies – Shags, Razorbills, Guillemots & Puffins
  • Fingal’s Cave on the isle of Staffa, to look for Gannets, Skuas, Petrels, Shearwaters and maybe even a Basking Shark!
  • Stay in the welcoming Isle of Mull Hotel & Spa in picturesque settings, lying in the crescent of Craignure Bay with gardens stretching to the water’s edge
  • Visit the small island of Iona, with its early Christian abbey founded by Saint Columba, where we hope to pinpoint one of the breeding Corncrakes – great views last time!

An exciting six day exploration of Mull – Eagle Island!

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Holiday Guides

Chris Hall has been mad about wildlife for as long as he can remember and has been a keen birder since he was a lad. As soon as he was old enough he began travelling independently in search of wild places to explore, and has now been to many parts of the world that he used to dream about as a small boy, brought up on a diet of Daktari, Look with Peter Scott and Animal Magic with Johnny Morris.

Having graduated at The University of Birmingham with an Honours Degree in Biological Sciences, he began his working life as a Science Teacher, eventually working part time as a bird and wildlife watching tour leader. For almost twenty years now he has been designing, organising and leading wildlife watching tours for a growing ‘family’ of loyal regulars, and has now guided over 130 tours worldwide. His aim is to provide a top quality wildlife experience in a nice social atmosphere at a relaxed pace.

Welcome to ‘Eagle Island’!

Mull is indeed a fantastic island and a paradise for wildlife and nature lovers. The varied habitats provide wonderful wild scenery including rugged high mountains, endless moorland, forests, dramatic cliffs and 300 miles of unspoilt coastline. So, if its eagles you want, this is the place to be!

There are good numbers of the gargantuan White-tailed Eagle here and even more majestic Golden Eagles to marvel at in the skies above. Mull is also home to a wide variety of other raptors including Hen Harrier, Short-eared Owl, Peregrine, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Merlin and there are also Buzzards galore! On top of this, we can also expect to see Red and Fallow Deer, Common Seal and hopefully Bottle-nosed Dolphin. Mull is also rightly known as being just about the best place in Britain to see Otter and we will hopefully enjoy seeing them too during our stay on the island.

Leaving Eastwood by people carrier at 8am, we drive north of the border to Oban for the early evening ferry across the Firth of Lorn to Mull, arriving in time for dinner at The Isle of Mull Hotel. This three star hotel with en-suite rooms overlooking gardens, Craignure Bay and the Sound of Mull, has a gym, sauna, swimming pool, outdoor hot tub with the possibility of roding Woodcock and hunting Hen Harriers in the grounds!

During our five night stay we shall explore the island at a leisurely pace, and in spite of the rugged terrain, we shall enjoy the scenery and wildlife on a number of fairly easy level walks. In addition to the raptor fest, we can hope to see other exciting birds like Eider, Red-Breasted Merganser, Arctic Tern, Black Guillemot, Rock Pipit, Ring Ouzel, Whinchat, Dipper, Crossbill, Twite, Hooded Crow, Raven and maybe a lingering Great Northern Diver in magnificent summer plumage. During the week, we shall also visit the small island of Iona, with its early Christian abbey founded by Saint Columba, where we hope to pinpoint one of the breeding Corncrakes. On a previous visit we had a full length view of a calling bird!

There will also be a day trip to the Treshnish Isles where the seabird colonies provide close encounters with Shags, Razorbills, Guillemots, and of course, Puffins. During this cruise we shall also visit Fingal’s Cave on the isle of Staffa, and maybe we will be lucky enough to see Gannets, plus Skuas, Petrels, Shearwaters and even a Basking Shark.

We look forward to sharing marvellous Mull with you soon!

          

Day 1: Depart Oban for Mull

Day 2: Mull

Day 3: Mull

Day 4: Mull

Day 5: Mull

Day 6: Depart Mull for Oban

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