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Isle of Lismore


Isle of Lismore

The name Lismore comes from Gaelic - Lios Mor - and means the big garden. It is certainly an apt description of this beautiful green island stretched out in the mouth of Loch Linnhe and guarding the entrance to the Sound of Mull. Lismore rises to no great height but has an undulating, intimate and rocky landscape; being composed of well-drained limestone and with a relatively sheltered location it is a verdant oasis. The views across the water to the mountains of Argyll, Ardnamurchan and Mull are nothing short of stunning.

There is a network of little-used old footpaths which criss-cross the island and make possible a variety of different routes. Those described here attempt to visit the main features of interest in mostly circular expeditions from one of the two points reachable by ferry, so all could be done in a day from the mainland.

Accommodation


Walking can be dangerous and is done entirely at your own risk. Information is provided free of charge; it is each walker's responsibility to check it and navigate using a map and compass.