Circumnavigations: Isle of Mull

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.

Isle of Mull

Route Distance: ~80 nm / 148 km
Prevailing direction: CCW


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1K1MJohn Willacy19:34:0005-Jun-11Rockpool Taran 18CCWYes
2K1MSteve Porter3 daysAug-2011SKUK Romany ExplorerSail--
3K1MJonny Hawkins4 days31-Jul-2014P+H Scorpio--Blog
4K1MEd Loffill4 days24-Aug-19Tiderace Pace 17 Tour--

4 solo paddlers.
CW = clockwise, CCW = counter-clockwise


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1TeamWill Herman
Tim Pearson
4 daysSep-14P+H Sirius
Rockpool GT
2TeamA. Evans
M. Cartwright
A. Clarke
D. Patchett
9 DaysP+H Quest


6 team paddlers in 2 teams


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

Isle of Mull
6 completions -- 4 solo + 2 team + 0 escorted
10 paddlers in total (4 solo / 6 team / 0 escorted

Route Distance: ~80 nm / 148 km
Prevailing direction: CCW
Recorded Start Points: