Wild Camping and Motorhome advice

Click here for formal campsites and facilities During the last couple of years a lot more motorhomes and ‘campers’have visited Mull mains due to the introduction of much cheaper ferry fares for vehicles under 6m.  A group of us who have motorhomes and are enthusiasts are currently working on ideas for both ‘wild’ and campsite camping.  Currently, we only have three campsites with disposal points.  Possibly two more during the summer of 2190.  More detailed information to follow.   On the map shown below, the campsites and their facilities are marked, along with advice

Campervan and motorhome map

Motorhome information Map. Click to view

The Isle of Mull welcomes wild camping in certain areas, as long as you act responsibly and leave no trace of your visit behind you. Some farmers and landowners may allow camping if you ask them and follow guidelines, but if you are in any doubt, then find an official campsite. Please note that wild camping means short stay camping only, a maximum of 2 nights and a local bye-law forbids motor homes and caravans at Calgary, tents only are allowed. Always follow the Scottish Outdoor Access Code.

Lochbuie

is a tranquil haven just awaiting discovery and Lochbuie Estate has created and maintained car-parks and walks around the area as well as a site for Wild Camping. Click here to go to the Lochbuie map where the Wild Camping site is marked. Please note that Lochbuie House is a private residence so please observe the footpath signs, keep dogs under control and maintain the Scottish Outdoor Access Code.

Calgary Bay Camping

There is another excellent Wild Camping site at Calgary Bay which also has public conveniences close by.  There is no disposal site for motorhomes and motorhomes should not camp overnight.  This area is a SSSI and is specially protected as it is made up of a special grassland known as machair so please stick to the clearly marked designated area for camping. Fires – Please do not gather wood from nearby woodland. Use existing hearths – no fires on the machair. Use driftwood and/or bought wood available locally. Use a stove if possible.   Water – Please note that tap water or burn water is not fit for drinking. Human waste – If public toilets aren’t available, carry a trowel and bury your own waste and urinate well away from open water, rivers and burns. Rubbish – Please clear up after your stay. Where possible, take rubbish away and consider taking other people’s rubbish too. Noise – Please respect and consider others. Keep noise down, especially after 10.00pm. Dogs – Please remember to keep your dog under control.

Driving on Mull

Finally, and my biggest plea to help public relations with Mull folk and other road users.   Please, please, please, let vehicles behind you pass by pulling into a passing place.  They will toot their horns in appreciation if you do, and wave nicely.  Also remember, that the doctors on Mull, also ‘first medical responders, don’t have flashing blue lights, so one of those behind you may well be on their way to a ‘call out’.

Guide to Campsites and Motorhome usage.

A downloadable brochure has been produced to carry with you if you would like to download it by clicking here Mull Campervan Leaflet 2019