Isle of Mull
decades, the Isle of Mull has earned an enviable reputation as
the premier wildlife tourism destination in the British Isles.
Nowadays, thousands of birdwatchers and wildlife enthusiasts
flock to the island every year, hoping to catch a glimpse of
Mullís celebrated birds and animals.
Isle of Mull boasts a rich biodiversity that ranges from a myriad of fungi to apex predators, like White-tailed Eagles,
otters, Minke Whales and Basking Sharks. With the greatest
concentration of these awe-inspiring and majestic birds anywhere
in Europe, the Isle of Mull supports a healthy population of
eagles. Over 30 pairs of Golden Eagles breed on the island, as
well as 20 pairs of White-tailed Eagles.
The Isle of
Mull represents one of the best places in Britain to spot the
elusive Eurasian Otter. These shy and easily disturbed mammals are at
home in the seaweed-fringed shallows of the islandís sea lochs
and will often reward the visitorís patience with good views.
Red Deer roam the hills and moors of the Isle of Mull throughout
the year, but are at their most obvious during the rutting
season in Autumn, when the sound of roaring stags carries long
into the night on the island.
seas around Mull are rich in marine life, being one of the
most important habitats for whales and dolphins in Europe. Minke
Whale are the most commonly encountered whales, while both
Bottlenose and Common Dolphins may be seen in season. Changes in
sea temperature and plankton availability has resulted in an
increase in sightings of the Basking Shark, frequently spotted
in waters around Mull recently.
The Isle of
Mull boasts a variety of ancient and semi-natural woodland, as
well as recently planted conifer stands. The mild, damp climate
and clean, unpolluted air on the island provide ideal
conditions for a tremendous variety of wild flowers, ferns,
mosses and liverworts, lichens and fungi to thrive.
landscapes and seascapes of the Isle of Mull are both
breathtaking and exhilarating and among the most beautiful in
the British Isles. The islandís weather is capricious in nature,
with the changing light affording photographers a fantastic
opportunity to capture the local scenery in all of its moods.
A walk with
Mull Magic offers an ideal opportunity to explore your interests
further in an informative, yet fun way, where you will be
escorted to out of the way locations, off the beaten track, for
a truly life-affirming experience.