SIMPLY MULL

SIMPLY MULL

©Barry Turner 2011

Lochdon village viewed from the Gorten Road and looking north-west across the bay with the hills of Mull in the background.

 

LOCHDON

 

Loch Don is a small village located south of Craignure and straddling the A849 Craignure to Fionnphort road. The village on both sides of the main road with a school on the north side and a cluster of houses on the south east side.

 

Loch Don itself is a tidal estuarine body of water that transforms the appearance of the village depending on the state of the tide. An unclassified road at the north end of the village passes several house before running alongside the shores of Loch Don towards Gorsten where it ends.

 

At the south end of the village another unclassified road takes you over a small and beautiful hump backed bridge over the river Abhainn Lìrein at Leth-fhonn and south towards Grass Point. The river is crystal clear with trout and other fish easily seen below the bridge.

 

To the east of the Grass point road is Loch à Ghleannain which sits in a shallow depression surrounded by marsh. This area is well known for its varied bird life.

 

The entire area south of Lochdon supports a wealth of bird life, insects, flowers and deer. The Grass Point road is very scenic and narrow making driving problematic at times but is well worth travelling.

 

 

Photograph of the bridge over the river Abhainn Lìrein at Loch Don, Isle of Mull.
Lochdon village viewed from the Gorten Road and looking north-west across the bay with the hills of Mull in the background.
Photograph of big skies over Lochdon Bay viewed from the Gorten road.
Photograph of big skies over Lochdon Bay.

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