There is a great doggy walk from the Bellachroy hotel. About 2 hours long and I don’t have to get in the car first (if the Good Lord had intended me to travel in cars he would have given me 4 wheels instead of 4 paws)!
We walk up through the village past the shop and along the tarmac road to a cattle grid. Carry on through the gates towards Quinish House along a rough track until we arrive at a bridge over a stream. This is a good place for me to have a drink.
Turn left just before the bridge; through the trees on the right is an estuary and an old stone pier where cattle once landed from Coll and Tiree.
After about 400yds there is a path on the right. Go through a gate in the deer fence and you soon come to the shore of Loch Cuin.
On the opposite side of the Loch is Gordon Turnbull’s oyster farm, the best oysters in Scotland! I like to sit here and woof at the men attending the oyster beds. You can try the oysters while on the island, just pick up a Mull and Iona Food Trail Map which is in the Bellachroy reception.
Return to the track, turn right and back to the gates and cattle grid. I took my friend Bonnie on this walk, she woofed at the oyster bed men too!
Top tip: check the tide times before setting off. Low tide is the best time to see the oyster farm.