Tips and FAQ
There is no such thing as bad weather. There is just bad clothing. Need we say more? We don’t want to put you off, but it’s better you come prepared and expect the worse. Things are going to be much sunnier then.
July is the hottest month with and average temperature of 14ºC. January the coldest with 6ºC. A mild but rough coastal climate with heavy winds and horizontal rains. In the winter we don’t get much snow near the coast but the hill tops often color white. Bordering the Atlantic Ocean makes the weather unpredictable. Expect sudden changes. Prevailing winds are South to West with at times heavy gusts of up to 70mph (11 beaufort).
After heavy rainfall, wellies are more useful than hiking shoes and you really can’t do without a thick woolen jumper and rain coat and pants even in mid summer. Bring layers! We do get spells of sunshine too, and some days in summer (for the brave) it’s warm enough for a quick dip in the ocean.
Places to visit
Too many to list here. Staffa, Iona, Burg, The fossile tree, Ben More, The Arches in Carsaig, Traigh Gheal beach, Erraid, Mull Makers in Fionnphort, Ardalanish Isle of Mull Weavers and so much more. Visit the Everything Mull Facebook page and the ‘Explore Isle of Mull’ website for a lot of information.
Places to eat
Over the winter many shops and restaurants are closed but around April they re-open. On Mull & Iona Food Trail you will find all the information you need.
Groceries and cash
On this side of the Island we have the Ferry shop in Fionnphort, the Spar in Bunessan and The Crofters’ Kitchen in Kintra. Be aware that non UK debit or credit cards may not work around here and around Knockvologan there are no ATM machines, so it’s good to bring cash.
We haven’t had any questions from visitors so far but if you are looking for specific information that you can’t find on our website, or if you feel something is missing or not quite right then please let us know.