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A Visit to Carsaig

June 15, 2019

A trip to Carsaig is on the bucket list of most adventurous walkers visiting Mull, due to the attraction of the Carsaig Arches, which require a demanding, dramatic and rewarding trek to reach. However, it is very worthwhile to simply visit Carsaig Bay on its own; the grandeur of the bay contrasts with the towering volcanic cliffs surrounding the fertile glen. It is a competely difference environment and beauty compared to our own landscape in our part of the Ross of Mull, and this contrast is what makes it such an exciting place to visit. The turn-off for Carsaig is at Pennyghael, which is 14 miles from Achaban House, and a further 4 miles on a very scenic, but narrow, single-track road. to Carsaig. Take your time and be prepared to reverse into a passing place. On reaching Carsaig Bay, the view out to sea is impressive, on a clear day, taking in Jura, Islay and Colonsay. There is a circular walk around the bay which takes about an hour and includes the waterfall and red telephone box from the hit 1945 film "I know where I'm going". Carsaig cliffs are famous for fossils and it is quite easy to find them. Some of our guests found it convenient to slot in a visit to Carsaig on their inward or outward journey and we are very happy to provide full information on the trip.