The Isle of Tiree
I often feel that I over use superlatives such as Beautiful, fantastic, amazing and so on. After visiting Tiree, I know that I do. For each time that you see a superlative in the pages below, please add one, it really is one of the most amazing places I have ever visited!
No five minute crossing this, the FOUR HOUR ferry journey
from Oban to Tiree passes some pretty special places as it heads west, including Lismore, Mull, Morvern, Ardnamurchan, distant views of the Small Isles, Skye and the Treshnish Isles and finally a stop at Coll before the final hour to Tiree itself.
is the largest village on Tiree, and where the ferry arrives. It is also where the magic begins. As I cycled into the village, little did I know that the whole island was like this, if not better!
After heading west, I reached the crossroads and turned south to Hynish
, where the land station for Skerryvore Lighthouse sits. Retracing my steps, I also visited West Hynish before heading north once more.
North West Tiree
I had been cycling for over 2 hours now, constantly amazed at the beauty of this wonderful island, but things were about to go up another gear! The North West
corner of the island is by far and away the best, with magnificent beaches, and pretty white cottages strewn at random on the colourful machair.
The east end of Tiree is a long rocky peninsula curving around the huge beach of Gott Bay
. With time to spare, I enjoyed cycling through the surf and revelling in the views back to Mull.