Isle of Mull

Route Distance: ~80 nm / 148.2 km
Prevailing direction: CCW
Record: 2011 - 19:34:00
Solo: 6
Team: 4


John Willacy
A. Evans
M. Cartwright
A. Clarke
D. Patchett
Team9 Days1970


At around 80 nm Mull is one of the longer UK island circumnavigations that can be completed in a day, the distance makes this is a serious circumnavigation challenge with stretches of isolated coastline added to the mix. Though the tides are less demanding than some other venues, the long open crossing to the west can be exposed to the weather and should not be taken for granted.

For those looking to explore there are plenty of options amongst remote coastline, unspoilt beaches and intriguing sea lochs. The Isles of Iona, Ulva and Staffa providing interesting trips in their own rights, whilst the Sound of Mull can provide a relaxed paddle and shelter from the weather. The surrounding scenery is spectacular and growing Sea Eagle population draws many to the area.

Circumnavigation: Isle of Mull


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1K1MJohn Willacy19:34:0005-Jun-11Rockpool Taran 18
2K1MIan Tindall~52:55:3031-May-23CCWGPS Fail--
3K1MChris Wade54:29:0918-May-23Rockpool Taran 16
4K1MSteve Porter3 daysAug-2011SKUK Romany Explorer
5K1MJonny Hawkins4 days31-Jul-2014P+H Scorpio
6K1MEd Loffill4 days24-Aug-19Tiderace Pace 17 Tour

6 solo paddlers


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1TeamWill Herman
Tim Pearson
4 daysSep-14P+H Sirius
Rockpool GT
2TeamBryan Dickinson
Jenny Wong
5 days19-Jun-23Rockpool Taran 16
Rockpool Tarantella
3TeamA. Evans
M. Cartwright
A. Clarke
D. Patchett
9 DaysP+H Quest

3TeamMargarita Felixberger
Laura Hau
Tavi Murray
9 days19-May-23Northshore Atlantic
Valley Avocet LV
Valley Avocet LV

4 Teams -- 11 Paddlers


Bryan Dickinson / Jenny Wong (19-Jun-23)
Total elapsed time: 92:24:37

Jonny Hawkins (31-Jul-2014)
Jonny has also previously circumnavigated Scotland by kayak.

Ian Tindall (31-May-23)
GPS Fail.
GPS battery problems on the final leg. No GPS record from Uisken to Ellenabeich - last record at Uisken at 23:31 2023-05-30. Total given as 52:55:30 - 3 days

Chris Wade (18-May-23)
Launch from Gallanachbeg, lap timed from S Kerrera.


Circumnavigation: Isle of Mull

Solo paddlers: 6
Team paddlers: 11
Teams: 4

Recorded Start Points:
    • Calgary Beach (1)
    • Craignure (3)
    • Easdale (2)
    • Ellenabeich (1)
    • Gallanach (1)
    • Kerrera (1)
    • xxx (1)

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