Iona needs no introduction as it holds a unique place in history and in the hearts of many. This tiny island was home to St Columba, father of Gaelic Scotland and bringer of Christianity to the region, and for centuries it was a religious and cultural centre of great importance. Today the famous Book of Kells is in Ireland, but the Abbey and community live on, and the illustrious history is matched by the great beauty of the island and its unique atmosphere.
The Ross of Mull is much more than just the route to Iona. This great peninsula may be low lying but it is extremely rugged. The coastline is superb, with perfect sandy beaches, rocky coves and dramatic cliffs.
|Kilvickeon Beach, near Bunessan||2.5km||1 hour|
|Tormore pier and quarry circuit, Fionnphort||2.5km||1 - 1.5 hours|
|Camas Tuath, near Bunessan||3.75km||1 hour|
|Kintra and Braighchreaich||4km||1 - 1.5 hours|
|Iona Abbey, Dun I and the north end||7.5km||2 hours|
|Aoineadh Mor and the Fossil Leaves, Ardtun||3km||1.5 hours|
|Shiaba and Scoor, near Bunessan||6.25km||2 hours|
|Erraid, near Fionnphort||6.5km||2 - 2.5 hours|
|Iona: the south end||8.5km||2.5 - 3 hours|
|Traigh Gheal and Tireragan||9.5km||3 - 4 hours|
|Carsaig to Lochbuie coastal walk||8.5km||2.5 - 3.5 hours (one way)|
|Carsaig Arches||13.25km||5 - 6 hours|