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Isle of Erraid

Scotland
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Ranked #12 of 26 attractions in Isle of Mull
Type: Islands, Historic Walking Areas
Traveler Description: On the 30th and 31st December 1865, during a fierce storm, 24 ships were wrecked in the area bounded by the islands of Tiree, Iona, Colonsay and... more »
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

A really nice walk, about 6km in all. Some of it is steep and boggy but it is all interesting and beautiful. The view from the top of the hills in Erraid is unbelievable! Check the tide times before you get to Mull because internet and mobile is patchy there to say the least!

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Hatfield, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

A lovely, easy walk but it can get quite hot walking across the white sands on a sunny day. Need to get the tides right so you can spend plenty of time on Erriad; make sure you climb to the top, the views are breathtaking.

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UK
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

An unusual walk over a tidal beach to a deserted island. A good walk for all ages with great beaches and wonderful views. It is easy to see how R.L.Stevenson gleaned many ideas from this exquisite place.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

Lovely weather so saw the island at its best. Can imagine why R L S was inspired by it. The wonderful white sands and blue sea makes you feel you are in the Mediterranean .

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Argyll
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

Love walking over sand to tidal islands. Very wide expanse of sand (about 1 mile wide); distance between Mull and Erraid about 100 yards. Stunning with sea on both sides, and we were lucky to get sunshine too!

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Isle of Mull, Scotland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

This a splendid walk for any age. You can just stroll from beach to beach (tide permitting), can choose from a short walk, or a longer walk to the main beautiful beach on Erraid (if you know the way). Taken youth groups there, and it was a hoot!

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Llandinam, null, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

Walked across as soon as the tide allowed and wandered the island most of the day. Treagh Gheal (Balfour's Bay) was pristine and all ours - bliss.

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Burnley
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65 reviews 65 reviews
10 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

Just a good safe anchorage, with only the sea and hill for company.

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Cheshire
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2012

Featured in Robert Louis Stephenson's 'Kidnapped', this is well worth a visit on a sunny day. We approached via the mainland when the tide was out, allowing us to walk onto Erraid. Be careful with your timings though as you don't want to get stranded by the tide. We didn't explore much of Erraid for this reason, but what we... More

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Glasgow, UK
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25 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2012

Staying at Fidden Farm campsite you can walk over the estuary to the island at low tide. Once you get there it is a short walk up to the Observatory, then on to the highest point on the island. If you are lucky, as we were, on a clear sunny day you can see Skye to The North and Islay,... More

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