How to get to Aird

RET (Road Equivalent Tax recently been introduced to the Mull ferry routes, this has reduced ferry costs substantially!); There are two ferry routes to Mull from the South. Oban to Craignure and Lochaline to Fishnish (via Corran ferry). The Oban ferry is larger and more popular and more straightforward as it is a single crossing. The Lochaline route is cheaper, less busy and provides an alternative more scenic and often more pleasant drive - the last hour on the mainland from Ardgour to Lochaline is on - usually - quiet single track roads. The overall journey time is a little longer, perhaps around 40 minutes in total.

Some visitors arrive via Oban and return via Lochaline or vica versa. (There is also Tobermory – Kilchoan route if coming from the North or wish a scenic round trip)

On arrival at Craignure or Fishnish ferry terminals, turn right onto the A849 towards Salen. Approx. 2 miles past Salen at Aros Bridge, turn left towards Dervaig on the unclassified single track road. Once you arrive in Dervaig, turn left over the bridge towards Calgary. About 2 miles from Dervaig, turn right towards Croig, signposted opposite the new wooden restaurant Am Birlinn.

After a mile, you will arrive at Croig Harbour. Drive through the gate with a large white sign saying "Croig farm" and various other small signs – no camping etc (gate normally closed). Drive slowly for approx 3/4 mile down the gravel track until you get to Aird Cottage on the left (first house on left). Port na Ba cottage is a further 500 yards along the track, then turn right across a field and the cottage is situated at the end of this track on the right.

Please note that the roads on Mull do have pot holes, so drive with care. Please pull in to left hand side of road (do not pull across the road to right hand side to allow cars to pass). Also allow following cars to overtake.

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Telephone: 07795 177 571

Wreck of the Branch and road to Croig harbour

Croig harbour