7 Night Tour Islay, Jura and Mull

Day 1 – Tayvallich or Tarbert

From Four Seasons Campers head north on the A82 to Tarbet on Loch Lomond then head west along the A83 over ‘the rest and be thankful’, through Inverary and onto Lochgilphead where you head north west to Cairbann on the A816 then either continue on the B841 and take a left down to Tayvalich for your first night camp OR continue on the A83 from Lochgilphead south to Tarbert.

Things to see and do

  • Stop at pretty village of Luss on Loch Lomond
  • Loch Fyne Oyster Bar
  • Inverary Castle
  • George Hotel for bar food in Inverary
  • Crinan Harbour
  • Tayvallich Inn for fantastic food – especially the seafood!

Camping                              Campsite Muasdale Campsite http://www.muasdaleholidays.com/

Time to Travel                   Four Seasons Campers to Tayvalich 2 hours 3 mins

Day 2 and Day 3 – Islay

Travel Take Ferry over to Islay from Kennacraig to Port Ellen (2hrs 2mins ferry time) or Port Askaig (1hr 55 mins ferry time)

Things to see and do

  • Several good places to eat in Port Charlottte
  • A good place to walk is at the RSPB reserve at Loch Gruinart
  • Bowmore Distillery is between Port Charlotte and Port Ellen and is recommended by a friend who recently visited but there are also lots of other distilleries and since you like your whisky, you will be able to stop and wild camp near any/all of them!

Camping                             

Campsite  Port Charlotte .  Good facilities toilets, showers, laundry and bistro.  Free wireless network.  Ten electrical hook ups. 

01496 850441    http://islandofislay.co.uk/

Campsite  Kintra Farm – 3 miles from Port Ellen.  Basic camping and caravanning site beside the sea.  Converted farm steading houses toilets, wash hand basins and showers and unisex disabled toilet.  No electrical hook up points  http://www.kintrafarm.co.uk/camping/                 01496 302051

Time to Travel                   Tayvallich to Port Charlotte 3 hours 41 mins (including ferry)

Day 4 – Jura

Travel No campsites on Jura so it is all wild camping.  There is only one hotel and they actually let tents camp in their garden so no problem camping most places on the island unless there is a sign saying not to.   There is only one road that runs along the east side of the island.  The west side of the island is the best place to camp as you get sunsets and I am asking around to see if anyone knows of a track that will take you down to a good point.

Time to Travel                   1 hour

Day 5 and 6 Mull

Travel Take the ferry back from Port Askaig to Kennacraig and drive north to Obanand take the Calmac Ferry to Craignure on Mull and continue west on A849 to Fionnport.   The next day visit Iona then head north to Calgary Bay

Things to see and do:                    

  • Visit Iona by passenger  ferry.
  • Look out for Sea Eagles and Eagles on Mull
  • Visit Mishnish for food in Tobermory
  • Nice walks above Tobermory – loop back round
  • Duart Castle
  • Langamull Beach Dervaig
  • MacCullochs Fossil Tree

Camping

Campsite Fidden Farm, Fionnphort https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Hotel_Review-g551865-d4290774-Reviews-Fidden_Farm-Fionnphort_Isle_of_Mull_The_Hebrides_Scotland.html

Time to Travel                   Jura to Fionnport 6 hours 53 mins (including ferries)

Day 7

Take ferry over to Kilchoan and head north west to visit Sanna Bay (one of our favourite beaches in Scotland)  then head east along Loch Sunart and through Glenborrodale towards the Corran ferry.  Take the ferry to Corran and head south down the A82 across Ballachulish bridge to Glencoe.

Things to see and do     

  • Sanna Bay – stunning white sand beach
  • Ardnamurchan Distillery
  • Stop at Loch Leven Seafood café for amazing Scottish Seafood at Ballachulish bridge

Camping                              Campsite Glencoe – Red Squirrel or Caravan and Camping site by Loch Leven

Time to Travel                   4 hours 57 mins (including ferries)

Day 8 

Travel to Travel                Glencoe to Four Seasons Campers 1 hr 45 mins