Four Hebridean Jewels – Island Hopping Mull, Iona, Staffa and Kerrera

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Why Book With Us?

  • Small Groups of Max 8
  • Local Guides
  • Hiking off the Beaten Track
  • Authentic Small Hotels

  • 20243 July
  • Trip Duration7 Days
  • Group SizeMax 8
  • HikingEasy - Moderate

Coastal Hiking, Wildlife Adventure and Island Discoveries

Exploring the Coastal Region of the Inner Hebrides

Green, wild and rugged these islands are a universe to themselves: surrounded by the rolling Atlantic ocean to the west and an intricate coastline and Highland mountains in the east this is a stunningly beautiful landscape. Here you can experience a remote way of life, immerse yourself in nature, enjoy wildlife such as delightful Puffins on their bird colony island Lunga, meander through Victorian gardens and discover medieval castles and Bronze Age stone circles. Roam amidst rugged hills and lonely glens on this enjoyable relaxed journey.

*One trip departure date only. 
Or bookable as Women’s Tour 25. July 2025 

Hebridean Island Hopping – Mull, Iona, Staffa and Kerrera.

A delightful trip for those who enjoy the outdoors in a more leisurely way and a sense of curiosity, exploring remote nature, wild landscapes and wildlife, beaches, sea cliffs and coves interspersed with cultural delights such as Victorian gardens, medieval castles and extraordinary prehistoric sites and stone circles. 

  • Easy Walking in Unspoilt Nature of the Hebridean islands
  • Visit Island Bird Colonies and spend time with Puffins
  • Explore Neolithic Stone Circles, Medieval Castles and Victorian Gardens
  • Experience Island Life
  • Enjoy Welcoming Tea Rooms and Hospitality
The West Coast

Scotland’s intricate Atlantic west coast has been sculpted into a spectacular landscape by deep fjord-like sea lochs with green beautiful islands surrounded by the alpine mountains of mainland Highlands, a dramatic seascape and home to a wide variety of wildlife.

The West Coast was once a busy seafaring route and home to Scotland’s first people who left many traces of their culture, some up to 5000 years old, in the valleys, along the shore and on hilltops. Later, in the 5th century, the first Scottish Kings arrived from Ireland establishing their Kingdom of Dalriada. St. Columba settled on the tiny island of Iona around the same time and undertook the Christianization of Scotland. To this day, Iona is the spiritual home of a thriving ecumenical community and the lovingly restored Abbey in its remote coastal setting is a feast for eye and spirit.


The Hebrides offer superb opportunities for wildlife observation: look out for sea eagles, gannets, guillemots and otters, sit among the delightful puffins on their rock in the sea and hike along ruggedly beautiful coastal paths meandering between mountains, sea and sky accompanied by a myriad of seabirds.

Discover the Islands’ Rich History

For those with an interest in history, our journey takes us past traces of the islanders’ past livelihoods and circumstances that led to the famous ‘clearances’, we discover magnificent bronze age stone circles, and enjoy views from ruined medieval cliff-top castles and other surprises.


For your comfort, we have chosen and tested good quality, cosy and warmly hospitable 3-star accommodation in hotels and guesthouses. The local pub is an excellent place to celebrate your day’s adventures in the evenings – with delicious ale and good food in the company of your group of fellow travellers.

Your walking group

You’ll be hiking in a small group of no more than 8 which allows flexibility and a friendly, personal ambience. You are accompanied by an experienced and knowledgeable guide who will endeavour to make your holiday a wonderful and enjoyable experience.

What’s Included

  • Travel in Comfortable Minibus (from/ back to Glasgow)
  • Escorted Walking Holiday with experienced Tour Guide
  • 6 Nights Bed & Breakfast in Comfortable Highland Hotels
  • 5 x Picnic Lunch
  • Boat Trip to Puffin Island Lunga & Staffa
  • Entrance Kilmartin Museum
  • All Ferries
  • Small Group Tour (max 8)

Not Included

  • Single Room Supplement (please contact us if you wish a single room)
  • Travel to and from Glasgow
  • Evening Meals, Beverages, Personal Expenses

Day 1Journey to the Hebridean Coast

We meet in Glasgow at a prearranged meeting point around 10 am heading north along famous lake Loch Lomond and into the Highland mountains. Our first walking break near the north end of Loch Lomond takes us onto Scotland’s famous West Highland Way for a picnic lunch on top of a rock with grand view. The journey continues west  arriving in the lively fishing port Oban to catch the ferry to the Isle of Mull.. 

*Driving 3 h, Ferry 1 hour, walking/ exploring 2 hours/ Overnight Isle of Mull

Day 2Eagles and Otters, Cliffs and Crofters

The western shores of Mull are a remote landscape created by a heavily indented coastline and imposing cliffs. Old oak and hazel forests line the many coves and beaches. The path takes us over green pastures to ruined old crofting settlements where we may sit a while waiting for an otter or spot one of Mull’s famous white eagles.

*Walking 8km, 4 hours, easy/ Overnight Isle of Mull

Day 3Treshnish Isles - Staffa’s Famous Sea Cave and Puffins on Lunga

A highlight of your trip: we take a boat to the Treshnish Isles where we discover the magnificent Fingal’s Cave which inspired Mendelssohn to write his famous Hebrides Overture.

The neighbouring island Lunga is home to an amazing number of breeding Puffins who are so busy flying in and out of their nests, looking after their brood that they barely notice us. We are awe – inspired!

There are many other amazing birds – Razorbills, Guillemots, Gannets and Shags – all living together in protective harmony for the breeding season.

*Sea journey 3 hours in total, walking as you please/ Overnight Isle of Mull 

Day 4Remote Island Settlement & Coastal Walk

The tiny settlement of Lochbuie sits in a beautiful bay and enjoys one of the most stunning locations on Mull. Easy walking takes us along a forested shoreline with wonderful views to the mainland, we visit a tiny church with history, the grand and still inhabited laid’s house, a medieval castle, a mausoleum and even a prehistoric stone circle – all backed by beautiful scenery. Today’s treat: a fabulous cafe has opened its doors serving delicious coffee and home baking to be enjoyed with superb views.

Then we head west to catch the evening ferry to Iona.

*Walking 8km, 3 hours/ Overnight Isle of Iona

Day 5Idyllic Isle of Iona, Scotland’s Cradle of Christianity

Rarely does one find such idyllic scenery combined with significant historic monuments:

Scotland’s most important early Christian historical monument is Iona Abbey. Founded by St Columba along with 12 monks in the 6th century Columba undertook the task of christianising Scotland. There are 12th century ruins, artful Celtic crosses and the well restored and quite special building of the Abbey to explore. 

However, wild and white sandy beaches await, green meadows and the blooming machair, turquoise water for swimming and a miniscule hill for a gigantic view … 

*Easy walking as you like/ Overnight Isle of Iona

Day 6Isle of Kerrera

Leaving Iona and heading back across Mull we board the morning ferry back to Oban just to hop onto the next island. Though only a 5 minute ferry ride from the mainland, like most islands Kerrera is a universe to itself. Boasting a growing population of 35 including children the community lives a seemingly relaxed and very outdoor focussed life on this green and lush island. We are treated to an amazing coastal walk with all the backdrop you could wish for: tall cliffs with a ruined medieval castle atop, dunes and flower meadows and another cafe rewarding us with culinary treats and fabulous views.We leave this delightful oasis to spend our last night on the scenic Argyll Coast.

*Walking 3 hours 6km, Ferry 10 mins each journey, Drive 2 hours/Overnight Argyll Coast

Day 7Prehistoric Kilmartin Glen & Inveraray Castle

We explore the green landscapes of Kilmartin Glen, home to one of Europe’s richest prehistoric sites: amazing standing stones, burial cairns and stone circles take us back 6000 years of human history. And the is also the surprising and well camoflaged ancient Fort Dunadd, the original seat of the first Scottish kings and heart of the foundations of Scotland as a nation.

*Walking 2 hours, easy, Driving 3 hours, Arrival in Glasgow around 17:00 hrs


Where you Stay

For all our tours we choose small, cosy Highland Hotels for comfort, en suite bathrooms, friendliness and excellent Scottish cuisine. 

This trip covers 3 different locations, the Isle of Mull, the Isle of Iona and the Argyll Coast and we have chosen authentic 3 star accommodation for our guests.

Please note that prices are based on 2 sharing. We always match guests wishing to share with other group members with same sex, of course. If however, you prefer single room accommodation then please let us know. Supplement are available from £285.

Walking Information

Your walking group – small is beautiful

Our groups are of a personable size of no more than 8 persons and accompanied throughout by an experienced and knowledgeable guide who will do her/ his best to make your time with us in Scotland interesting, enjoyable and comfortable.

Level of fitness

The hiking on this trip is of an easier nature and designed for people with a good general level of fitness and mobility. We hike on good trails but also some rough, rocky and uneven paths. You should be sure footed, have good balance and be used to regularly walking on unpaved tracks .

You may like to concider bringing  some walking poles.

Our itinerary lists distances and elevation for each day. If you are unsure, please contact us and we are happy to discuss any issues.


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