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Magical tidal island awaits

The detailed walk instructions for Erraid are in the small brown "favourite walks on Mull and Iona" book available in all good tourist shops on the island and a worthwhile... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 June 2016
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San Diego
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

First off, I wanted to add this to my review of Mull, which I hastily posted. So, I haven't been to Erraid. Though our boat from Iona did sail around Erraid. Erraid can actually be reached by land from Mull, on low tide. Just give yourself time (and preparation) to return to Mull before the tide rises.

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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

The detailed walk instructions for Erraid are in the small brown "favourite walks on Mull and Iona" book available in all good tourist shops on the island and a worthwhile investment. Pronounced "Errrid" you will need to check the tide times online before you set off. If you're walking from Fidden, start one hour after high tide. If you're going... More 

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Thank Claer B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

Had a great day visiting here. The walk was spectacular and scenic, you felt as if you were the only person who had done it, as we saw nobody else, once we left the farm. The island is most interesting, with the Stephenson connection. Care with the tide time is most important, otherwise I think it could be dangerous. We... More 

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Northumberland National Park, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

Simply that I built that with a couple of my little nieces in a gale 7 one Christmas. Freezing but we finished it in one day and celebrated with a huge fire in the cairn. I aligned it to the south so that on midsummer solstice, the light shines straight up the centre exit path. It's all made from Granite... More 

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

You can park at a croft at the end of the road at Knockvolgan. Then a walk of a mile or so. Errand can be reached by foot when the tide goes out - which reveals the most amazing white sand that separates the island from Mull. Walk South / southeast another mile on Mull and a series of stunning... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2015

I wanted to visit the island asked one of the residents about the tide times, this is important so you don't get stuck there. I wanted to visit the observatory and after chatting to some of the residents, I managed to get to the observatory and spent some quiet time there enjoying the views and silence. The observatory is open... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2015

Whenever possible we like to find the locations used by Robert Louis Stevenson in his novels, particularly, Kidnapped. Visiting Mull gave us the opportunity to visit the Isle of Erraid which as noted, was visited by Stevenson, and also utilized in his novel, Kidnapped, as the island which caused the marooned David Balfour, such unnecessary anguish. We drove through the... More 

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Devizes
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2014

A wonderful lady at the ferry port packed us a lobster supper with salads and crusty bread.Wine from the ferry shop and as we walked to this tidal Island made famous by R L Stevenson the sun cast long shadows on the sand.This was a fabulous end to our holiday on Mulll and will be remembered with great pleasure.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2014

A really nice walk, about 6km in all. Some of it is steep and boggy but it is all interesting and beautiful. The view from the top of the hills in Erraid is unbelievable! Check the tide times before you get to Mull because internet and mobile is patchy there to say the least!

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Hatfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2013

A lovely, easy walk but it can get quite hot walking across the white sands on a sunny day. Need to get the tides right so you can spend plenty of time on Erriad; make sure you climb to the top, the views are breathtaking.

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