For our first day on Mull we decided we’d head out and explore the central loop of the island in the car following a route described in the brochure in the farmhouse. This gave us our first real insight to driving in Mull as most of the roads are single track with passing places - although the passing places are very frequent so you can almost always see one ahead of you. The route took us along between the mountains through forests and by lochs as we wound around the hilly landscape of central Mull.
We first went along following the valley through Glenmore and came up out of the forest to views overlooking the three lochs - Loch an Eilean, Loch an Ellen and Loch Airde - between Ben Buie and Creach Beinn.
We saw rocky shores where could imagine the otters would appear early in the day and majestic waterfalls as the water poured down from the mountains. We stopped for a lunch break near Traigh Doire Dhubhaig overlooking Eorsa and as it started to rain we had our picnic in the car.
We then headed back to the farmhouse for a bit, but decided as it was such a nice evening to head down the road to the local Duart Castle.