5 of 5 (1 vote)

Iona's Summit

A leisurely walk (low hills and fells (below 600m)) in Argyll and Bute, Scotland, about 3.20km (1.99 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 1:00h. It is suitable for families with children, but unsuitable for prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Ascent 75m (246ft)
Descent 74m (242ft)
Max. Elevation 90m (295ft)
Altitude Gain & Loss 149m (488ft)
Start & End
Baile Mor ferry jetty
Distance 3.20km
Duration ~1:00h
2Created by mac.hawk on 02 Oct 2016
A short, simple walk from the ferry jetty to the islands high point (and trig pillar) with a direct return. Takes about an hour for adults, give a little longer for younger children but this is a good walk for the 'adventurous' younger child and it visits a trig pillar!

Walk Functions


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OS Grid NM285240
Leave the ferry jetty and walk ahead (toilets on the left). Follow the road ahead that leads slightly right then continue ahead following signage to the Abbey & Nunnery.
OS Grid NM283240
The ruined Nunnery is soon reached on the right (free entry) and immediately beyond it turn right along the tarmac road and follow it as it meanders towards the Abbey.
About 0.21 km (~0.13 miles) from
OS Grid NM285245
Pass the Abbey (2016 admission £7+) and continue along the road. Pass the memorial cross (at right) and the white house (at left) after which a gate on the left is waymarked to Dun I.
About 0.46 km (~0.29 miles) from
OS Grid NM287252
Go through the gate and follow the obvious path ahead before veering left and taking a path that winds uphill, initially left then winding right, uphill to reach the summit plateau.
About 0.70 km (~0.43 miles) from
OS Grid NM283252
Upon reaching the summit plateau you'll see the (Vanessa) trig pillar ahead & the cairn that marks the summit, from either you get a majestic view of the island, surrounding coast & mainland hills.
About 0.37 km (~0.23 miles) from
OS Grid NM285239
Simply retrace your route back to the ferry jetty.
About 1.26 km (~0.78 miles) from

2 comments... join the discussion!

06 Oct 2016
One Of Mine

This is actually one of my walks (mac.hawk)

03 Oct 2016
Buses On Mull

There is a good bus service on Mull, and buses run from the main ferry port at Craignure to Fionnphort.

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