SIMPLY MULL

SIMPLY MULL

Photograph of Loch Beg, Isle of Mull, looking west towards  Loch Scridain.

©Barry Turner 2014

 

LOCH BEG

 

Located to the south of Ben More, Loch Beg is small with rocky shores and islets fed from the Coladoir River and sits between the B8035 Calgary/Dervaig road to the north and A849 Fionnphort Road to the south.

 

The Coladoir River flows beneath the new and older bridges before entering the estuary.

 

Both roads run adjacent to the wide marshy estuary with Loch Beg narrowing between the headlands Garbh Shròn  and the Àird of Kinloch before the channel opens out into Loch Scridain.

 

Loch Beg is often mistaken as part Loch Scridain as the two are not separated. For this reason visitors sometimes don’t realize it is a loch in its own right.

 

Both Loch Beg and Loch Scridain are very good places to see wildlife with the Loch Beg Estuary being frequented by Otters and many species of bird.

 

The roads on either shore are very scenic with a huge variety of wild flowers, lichens and mosses to be seen.

 

The north shore road (B8035) takes you north via the exciting Gribun cliff road to Loch na Keal and Salen.

 

The south shore road (A849) follows Loch Scridain for most of the way down to Bunessan and then on along the Ross of Mull to Fionnphort and the Iona Ferry.

 

Please Note:

If you are  travelling from Salen via Loch na Keal or from Craignure via Glen More to visit the Ross of Mull, be aware that there are no public toilet facilities for approximately 30 miles!

 

Photograph: Half-Tide Photography  at Loch Beg, Isle of Mull
Photograph: Spot the Otter at Loch Beg, Isle of Mull.
Photograph of Reflections, Loch Beg, Isle of Mull.
Photograph of Loch Beg,  looking towards Glen More, Isle of Mull
Photograph of Summer in November on Loch Beg, Isle of Mull.

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