Mull is a popular destination for Campervanners and Motor Homers and it’s not hard to see why. Here is our complete guide for Campervanning across Mull.
- Ensure you have a pitch booked each night.
- Observe social distancing rules (2 metres in Scotland).
- Wash or sanitise your hands regularly.
- Face coverings mandatory indoors and on the ferry.
- Please observe all requested procedures in shops and public spaces.
- Try to avoid busy places, and be particularly careful if you can’t.
Large numbers of motorhomes coming to Mull can create difficulties on our narrow roads and parking places.
- Camp only at the appropriate campsites on the map overleaf.
- Plan ahead – contact the site prior to arrival to ensure there is space for you.
- Please do NOT empty chemical toilet waste anywhere except at the waste disposal sites shown overleaf. Public toilets are not suitable locations.
- If public toilets aren’t available, carry a trowel and bury your own waste and urinate well away from open water, rivers and burns.
- Do not start fires unless in an approved area.
- Please clear litter, even if it’s not yours.
- Respect our wildlife and environment.
- Do not obstruct entrances, passing places or homes.
- Beware of soft verges and stay on tarmac.
- Drive as slowly as you wish, but please let traffic behind pass you.
In particular, please note that there is no such thing as “wild camping” in Scotland in a motorhome or campervan. The Scottish Outdoor Access Code specifically excludes motorised access. This means that if you are parking in an area out-with established campsites you do not have permission to stay there and you may be asked to leave by the landowner. Leave nothing but footprints. Take nothing but pictures. Kill nothing but time.
Together with Mull Community Council, we have produced this guide to appropriate places to camp, with some helpful tips for your stay.
The Mull 123 is a 123 mile drive right around the island with stunning mountain and sea views and it is large enough to always find new places to go, yet small enough build up a good knowledge of the island, and to feel a sense of ownership and belonging during your trip here.
With plenty campsites the length and breadth of the island, you can take your time to explore the myriad nooks and crannies whilst having the comfort of a campsite to go back to in the evenings.
In the North, there is Tobermory Campsite, 1 mile West of Tobermory which has hook up, chemical disposal, toilets and showers and lots of spaces although booking is always recommended.
Take a drive along the Northern road from Tobermory to the famous Calgary beach, probably Mull’s most popular beach and you will find a small council-owned campsite which is only suitable for small campervans as the wider vans can’t fit through the gateway. Apart from the toilets, there are no other facilities but it is wonderful to be able to camp so close to the beach.
Killiechronan & Crannich Farm
A drive down the west coast from Calgary to Salen gives you some absolutely stunning views out to the islands of Ulva, Gometra, Inch Kenneth and Eorsa and you could camp at Killiechronan campsite at the head of Loch Na Keal (only toilets) or you could drive around to Crannich Farm which has serviced pitches with hook up, chemical disposal, showers and toilets – booking recommended and is in a perfect location for exploring the middle of the island.
4. Salen Bay
Salen Bay Campsite lies a short walk out of the village centre, off the beaten track and with easy shore access. Hidden down the ‘old pier road’ which was once an essential route for the islands groceries and livestock that came in off the ferry, up until the late sixties.
Pennygown Holiday Park is located just outside of Salen on the way towards Craignure, nestled in the rural landscape sat alongside the River Forsa with views of the Sound of Mull. They cater for touring caravans, motorhomes, campervans and those camping in tents with electrical hookups available; their site is pet friendly also.
As is Shieling Holidays in Craignure, a large campsite with excellent facilities (hook up, chemical disposal, showers, toilets). This is also a handy stop-off perhaps for your first and last night as it is so close to the ferry terminal.
The next stop would be the wonderful Loch Buie where they have an excellent wild camping site with no facilities as yet but plans are afoot.
Fidden (currently closed)
No trip to Mull is complete for campers and Campervanners without a visit to Fidden Farm at Fionnphort where you can park up right next to the sea in a large area and no booking required. There is no hookup but there are toilets and showers, chemical disposal and most importantly, a view to die for.
Uisken (currently closed)
There are no facilities at Uisken, but you can camp and the stunning white sandy bay with rocky outcrops and offshore islands for £2 a night.
If you choose to go wild camping with tents only, please help us look after Mull by following the seven ‘Leave no Trace’ principles:
1. Plan ahead and prepare
2. Travel and camp on durable surfaces
3. Dispose of waste properly (chemical disposal must be done at campsites with appropriate facilities).
4. Leave what you find
5. Minimise effects of fire
6. Respect farm animals and wildlife
7. Be considerate of others
Things to Note
Most people look after our wildlife and landscape, so please play your part. Public toilets on Mull are not suitable for emptying chemical toilets as it upsets the sewage process. Some of our campsites are able to help by allowing you to dispose of waste in their tanks for a small fee. Please contact them directly for more information. In addition please keep clear of forest entrances which are being used for timber haulage.
Watch this awesome little video about how to drive on our single track roads and have a read of our Driving on Mull guide.
With special thanks to Isle of Mull Campervans and Mull Community Council.