Isle of Ulva
The tiny island of Ulva sits just off the west coast of Mull. The ferry runs on demand – you summon it by uncovering the red panel at the ferry station – and takes just a couple of minutes. The boat will drop you at The Boathouse, a licensed tearoom specialising in fresh local shellfish landed from the family fishing boat. They also serve a selection of homemade soups, rolls and daily specials. Work up an appetite with a peaceful stroll around the island. You can travel to Ulva by public transport from Craignure on the wonderful Ulva Ferry Community Bus, run by volunteers, taking in the dramatic scenery of the west coast of Mull – and a possible glimpse of sea eagles soaring – en route.