Hi there! I woke up at Garelochhead, and salty and greedy breakfast in a lovely coffee shop: The Perch Cafe! Then departure for Loch Lomond and more precisely Sallochy for a hike of about 3 hours (with at least 45 minutes of photos) just to warm up!
The Sallochy trek at Loch Lomond
This walk is easy with a slight drop. Sometimes you’re in the middle of the forest, sometimes enjoying the sun from the path. It will take you to the Dun Maoil where you have a superb view of Loch Lomond. I did a mix of the hikes that you’ll see on the route map below, starting with the Blue Trail (Woodland Trail), then the Red (Sallochy Trail), ending with the red and blue one. This way allows you to access the view point faster, so if you are in a hurry and cannot do the whole loop I advise you to do the same. Then I went back on the road to reach Oban my second destination. After 2:30 driving, I arrived there and patiently waited for my ferry to go to the island of Mull.
How do you go to Isle of Mull?
I took the 18:10 ferry ride to enjoy my day at Loch Lomond and arrived at Tobermory around 8pm. The city is full of charm with its colorful houses. My Norman roots make me feel like I’m in Honfleur for a few minutes. I enjoyed a good fish and chips at the food truck!
Tips: If you want to go to Mull, I advise you to book as soon as possible the ferry (you can book here for 2 people + 1 car about £40) and your accommodation (I booked this AirBnb which was very nice, plus breakfast included for £63) as it is a popular destination!
Next stop: what is there to see in Mull ?
What do you think about this second stop? Do you have any questions?
Boujou (the Norman way to say XOXO)
|Sallochy walk: easy
AirBnb: from £63 per night (breakfast included)