New for 2021

Mull & Iona Guided Island Hopping Holiday

Ben More on Mull
Duration: 7 nights
Type: Island Hopping
Walking Grade: 4
from £1,399pp £1,379pp

Join us for an island hopping adventure. Explore Mull and enjoy some of the finest and most varied scenery of any of the Scottish islands. Relish rugged coastal walks, wild landscapes of white sand beaches and towering mountains, and make sure to watch out for some of Mull’s famous wildlife – sea eagles, whales, sea otters, seals and more. Relax and enjoy your final three nights on the mystical island of Iona – the perfect escape. All your accommodation, transport and meals are taken care of, just put your boots on and enjoy the journey.

Holiday Highlights

  • Visit four fabulously unique islands: Mull, Iona, Staffa and Ulva
  • Spot Sea eagles, Golden eagles, whales, Sea otters, and more
  • Tick off Ben More – Mull’s only Munro
  • Stay on the mystical island of Iona, so you can explore long after the day visitors have gone
  • Admire the unique geology of Staffa by boat
  • Explore community owned Ulva island
  • All meals included. Comfortable ensuite accommodation & guided walks each day

What’s included

  • Full Board en-suite accommodation
  • Experienced HF Holidays Walking Leader
  • All transport to and from the walks
  • group transfer to/from Craignure ferry terminal

Trip Notes

Trip notes are detailed, downloadable PDFs for each holiday.

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Join us for a late afternoon group transfer from the Craignure ferry terminal, to Tobermory, or make your own way and meet us at the hotel prior to the evening meal, to find out the plan of action.

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Park Lodge Hotel - Mull

The family owned Park Lodge Hotel, is our accommodation for our stay in Tobermory, Mull. The hotel is in a quiet location, just a short 5 minute walk down to the harbour.

The rooms are basic but comfortable ensuites, 2-3* standard, equipped with tea/coffee making facilities, flat screen TVs, and hairdryers. There’s free internet access & parking at the hotel too.


A ferry ride takes us to the hidden gem of Ulva island. This pristine island is community owned and home to more endangered animals than islanders (it has just 6 permanent residents). We stretch our legs with a cracker of a walk exploring the beautiful south coast.

8 miles (13km) with 650 feet (260m) of ascent.

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Park Lodge Hotel - Mull

The family owned Park Lodge Hotel, is our accommodation for our stay in Tobermory, Mull. The hotel is in a quiet location, just a short 5 minute walk down to the harbour.

The rooms are basic but comfortable ensuites, 2-3* standard, equipped with tea/coffee making facilities, flat screen TVs, and hairdryers. There’s free internet access & parking at the hotel too.


We earn bragging rights today, and tackle Mull’s only Munro. Ben More is the only Munro on an island, other than on Skye. This fabulous rocky peak affords us a fantastic top of the world feeling and superb views over the islands. 

6 miles (9km) with 3,050 feet (950m) of ascent.

Ben More on Mull

Park Lodge Hotel - Mull

The family owned Park Lodge Hotel, is our accommodation for our stay in Tobermory, Mull. The hotel is in a quiet location, just a short 5 minute walk down to the harbour.

The rooms are basic but comfortable ensuites, 2-3* standard, equipped with tea/coffee making facilities, flat screen TVs, and hairdryers. There’s free internet access & parking at the hotel too.


We tackle Dun da Ghaoithe today, the second highest hill on Mull, and the island’s only Corbett. Be prepared for some pathless walking and you’ll be rewarded by some of the finest views on the island.

9 miles (15km) with 2,700 feet (840m) of ascent.

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Park Lodge Hotel - Mull

The family owned Park Lodge Hotel, is our accommodation for our stay in Tobermory, Mull. The hotel is in a quiet location, just a short 5 minute walk down to the harbour.

The rooms are basic but comfortable ensuites, 2-3* standard, equipped with tea/coffee making facilities, flat screen TVs, and hairdryers. There’s free internet access & parking at the hotel too.


A fantastic circular route takes us on an exploration of the beautiful Treshnish peninsular. Superb coastal scenery, abandoned villages, excellent chances to spot wildlife, and the legendary Whisky Cave – where the finest “moonshine” on Mull was produced. We then head south, for the mystical Isle of Iona, where we spend our final three nights.

7 miles (11km) with 1,100 feet (340m) of ascent.

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Argyll Hotel - Iona

In the heart of the village, and overlooking the Sound of Iona, you'll find the Argyll Hotel. 

Rooms are not the biggest in terms of size, but are well kept comfortable ensuites, all equipped with tea/coffee making facilities, hair-dryers & alarm clocks. The hotel focuses on locally sourced food and prides itself with using plenty of ingredients from its own hotel garden. It’s the ideal escape too, in that your chance of Wi-Fi coverage is slim!


A boat trip today, to discover the great basalt columns and caves of Staffa, and hopefully a wealth of wildlife on the way. If there's time there may also be the option this afternoon, of a walk along the northern coastline of Iona, or take time out and explore the Abbey, or relax and enjoy the beaches.

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Argyll Hotel - Iona

In the heart of the village, and overlooking the Sound of Iona, you'll find the Argyll Hotel. 

Rooms are not the biggest in terms of size, but are well kept comfortable ensuites, all equipped with tea/coffee making facilities, hair-dryers & alarm clocks. The hotel focuses on locally sourced food and prides itself with using plenty of ingredients from its own hotel garden. It’s the ideal escape too, in that your chance of Wi-Fi coverage is slim!


Explore the quieter southern end of the island, visiting its beautiful beaches and the bay where St Columbus first landed on the Isle of Iona.

5 miles (8.5km) with little ascent.

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Argyll Hotel - Iona

In the heart of the village, and overlooking the Sound of Iona, you'll find the Argyll Hotel. 

Rooms are not the biggest in terms of size, but are well kept comfortable ensuites, all equipped with tea/coffee making facilities, hair-dryers & alarm clocks. The hotel focuses on locally sourced food and prides itself with using plenty of ingredients from its own hotel garden. It’s the ideal escape too, in that your chance of Wi-Fi coverage is slim!


We’ve organised a morning group transfer to Craignure ferry terminal.


Park Lodge Hotel - Mull

The family owned Park Lodge Hotel, is our accommodation for our stay in Tobermory, Mull. The hotel is in a quiet location, just a short 5 minute walk down to the harbour. The rooms are basic but comfortable ensuites, 2-3* standard, equipped with tea/coffee making facilities, flat screen TVs, and hairdryers. There’s free internet access & parking at the hotel too.

Argyll Hotel - Iona

In the heart of the village, and overlooking the Sound of Iona, you'll find the Argyll Hotel.  Rooms are not the biggest in terms of size, but are well kept comfortable ensuites, all equipped with tea/coffee making facilities, hair-dryers & alarm clocks. The hotel focuses on locally sourced food and prides itself with using plenty of ingredients from its own hotel garden. It’s the ideal escape too, in that your chance of Wi-Fi coverage is slim!

What to Bring

Essential Equipment

To enjoy walking/hiking comfortably and safely, footwear, clothing and equipment needs to be suitable for the conditions. Safety and comfort are our priorities, so our advice is to come prepared for all eventualities.

  • Footwear with a good grip on the sole (e.g.Vibram sole) is the key to avoiding accidents
  • Waterproof walking/hiking boots providing ankle support and good grip are recommended (ideally worn in), and specialist walking socks to avoid blisters.
  • Several layers of clothing, which can be added or removed, are better than a single layer (include spares)
  • Fabrics (lightweight and fast drying) designed for the outdoors are recommended
  • Waterproof jacket and waterproof over trousers
  • Warm hat and gloves. Gaiters are an optional but useful extra
  • Denim jeans and capes are not suitable on any walks
  • Rucksack with a waterproof liner
  • Thermos flask for hit drink
  • Water bottle (at least 1 litres)
  • Spare high-energy food such as a chocolate bar
  • Small torch
  • First aid kit – your leader’s first aid kit doesn’t contain any medication or blister kits (such as Compeed)

Optional Equipment

  • Walking poles are useful, particularly for descents
  • Insect repellent and a midge hood is highly recommended for Scotland
  • Sun hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun cream
  • Camera

Guest Reviews

All holidays are subject to availability. Prices are subject to change.
Prices based on two people sharing. Supplements may apply.
Non-member fee: £20 per person.

Holiday Prices

Date (Start - End) Nights Itinerary Price Status Trip Notes Book
2021
17 May - 24 May
7 Island Hopping £1,399 £1,379 Save £20 Per Person Trip Notes Book Now
03 Jul - 10 Jul
7 Island Hopping £1,399 £1,379 Save £20 Per Person Trip Notes Book Now
11 Sep - 18 Sep
7 Island Hopping £1,399 £1,379 Save £20 Per Person Trip Notes Book Now

Important Information

Single room supplement: £210 (complete holiday)

Duration:
7 nights
Type:
Island Hopping
Walking Grade:
4

7 nights from £1,399pp £1,379pp

New for 2021

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