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A wonder around in isolation

After a unique ferry experience we arrived on Ulva to be told the boathouse restaurant had closed for winter but we could use the space to feed the kids and help ourselves to tea... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 October 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

After a unique ferry experience we arrived on Ulva to be told the boathouse restaurant had closed for winter but we could use the space to feed the kids and help ourselves to tea and coffee. Not an issue for us as we had come to have a look around and a walk. Due to having 2 very young kids... More 

Thank Rally_clark
Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

You take a tiny, tiny, tiny ferry about seven minutes to Ulva. Then you hike around an eerily beautiful and really boggy little island. Yes, we loved it, even the rain, and the mud, and the cold! This island is really for walking! Oh, and eat lunch at The Boathouse! An amazing find!

Thank Arnie R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

There is some new signage this year, which is helpful as the maps are a little basic (of course, taking your own OS map helps) but this island is simply wonderful. The Livingstone walk can be a challenge if wet. Ormaig is a lovely destination. The main road is also a lovely trek for anyone who wants it to be... More 

Thank Katie R
Kiltarlity, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

Once you reach Ormaig (serpents bay), the deserted village the view is one of the best in the world on a good day. You can see Mull, Iona, Little Colonsay, Staffa and the Treshnish Isles as well as Coll away in the distance. What a vista? Worth every mile ten times over and to cap it all we had it... More 

Thank Ospreychick2013
Biggar, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

We couldn’t resist the temptation when on Mull to take the short boat ride across to Ulva Island having visited the other Ulva Island (near Stewart Island) in the south of New Zealand a few years ago. It’s a small world as the boatman, Donald Munro, was able to confirm that one of the local nature guides from New Zealand‘s... More 

Thank Rantin rover
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

Nice and peaceful and some good views in sections. Footpaths difficult to follow in places. Also beware of freely roaming cattle who may take a sudden interest in you with limited escape options!

Thank Prisoner7
Southport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

Took the ferry over to Ulva for an afternoon walk. The is on demand and doesn't run on a Saturday. It's not cheap at £6 per person return when you consider it only takes a few minutes, bit it's certainly worth it. Took a walk around part of the island for a couple of hours. The walks are well signposted... More 

Thank kangeroo77
Perth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

There are many and varied walking opportunities throughout the Island. Wildlife is the pre-occupation of many who visit.

Thank Veronica P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful time here, and enjoyed every minute of it. We too visited on the 13th June but unlike a previous contributor who also went on the same day, had a great experience. The chance to be on an island such as Ulva, is a special treat, and we were very interested in the woodland and shore walk,... More 

Thank Shiehallio
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

An interesting boat trip, simple museum, all fine then! Confusing path signs, piles of rusting farm machinery and assorted junk. Tried to follow walk signs, impossible! Most of them were broken or pointing the wrong way, Of course you don't find out until you are sinking in a bog. More rusting junk and piles of rotting wood. Place was just... More 

Thank Richard E

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