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Island Photography & Wildlife Safari

Learn how to capture Hebridean light and landscapes then seek out otters and eagles.

An unforgettable short break on the Isle of Mull, including two days “on safari” in the company of expert guides. One day will be under the tutelage of a professional landscape photographer so you can make the most of the sublime quality of Hebridean light amid the island’s stunning landscapes, seascapes and cloudscapes. Then spend a day with our local wildlife guide, who will help you track down some of this unique island’s rich array of fauna, from mighty golden eagles to elusive but enchanting otters.

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Apr - Oct

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Day One – Over the Sea to Mull

Easily accessible from Glasgow or Prestwick airport, the drive to Oban is straightforward and enjoyable.  (You can also travel by train from Glasgow.) The 45 minute ferry crossing over the Sound of Mull, with glorious views in all directions, is one of the highlights of the trip.

The holiday is based in a lovingly restored Victorian guest house is set in spacious grounds overlooking Tobermory Bay, with a private woodland path leading down to the harbour and all the delights of this picturesque town.

Day Two – Landscape Photography Course

Today you will visit a range of off the beaten track locations, guided by locally based photographer and wildlife guide Ewan Miles. Ewan will help you explore some of the hidden treasures of the island whilst benefiting from expert ‘in the field’ tuition. The course can be tailored for any level of experience.

Day Three – Wildlife Safari

Today’s full-day ‘wildlife safari’ will not only introduce you to Mull’s most spectacular wildlife hotspots, but is a great way to explore some of the more remote and scenic highlights of this wildly beautiful island.  Your friendly, professional guide will help you to look out for golden eagles soaring in silent glens and swooping down to protect their chicks, white tailed sea eagles hunting in coastal bays, hen harriers gliding over scrub and marshes, perhaps even otters sunning themselves in seaweed-strewn bays.

Day Four – Exploring Mull

A day to tour the island on your own and practise new-found photography and wildlife-spotting skills.  Perhaps cross to the neighbouring islands of Iona or Ulva, or take a boat trip to the unique island of Staffa, famous for Fingal’s cave.

Day Five – Return Home

Return by ferry to the mainland, with options for different routes back to Glasgow or Edinburgh


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This holiday is based on the Isle of Mull.


£595 per person for April & October, £635 per person for May to September. 

Prices are based on two people sharing a double or twin room ensuite, for four nights on a bed & breakfast basis. Prices include the following activities:

  • A full day “in the field” landscape photography course, in a small group of maximum 6, including transport.
  • A full day wildlife safari with local guide, including soup, sandwiches and hot drinks.

Prices also include return ferry crossing from Oban to the Isle of Mull for a car and two adult passengers.

This holiday is well suited for those who prefer to travel by public transport. Ask us for more details on arrangements.

Before your departure, you will receive personalised holiday information including full directions, recommended routes, and suggestions on places to visit depending on your interests and our local knowledge to help you get the most from your holiday.

All itineraries and room types are presented subject to availability at specific hotels.

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Mull: an island of memories

Mull: an island of memories

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This holiday can be arranged from April until October.

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