To come visit us on Erraid you can fly or take a train to Glasgow or Edinburgh and from there make your way to Oban by bus or train. From Oban you take a ferry to Craignure on Mull. On Craignure you catch the local bus to Fionnphort. Please make sure that the ferry you choose connects to the bus service on Mull. Please let us know in advance at what time you will be arriving in Fionnphort so we can come and pick you up in our mini bus. We will take you to our jetty on Mull and then over to Erraid by boat, which is only a five minute boat ride. In winter it might be to windy to boat you over. In that case we will walk over from a nearby farm.
Travelling from the Findhorn Foundation
Most Saturdays there is a direct bus from the Findhorn Foundation to Fionnphort on Mull. The bus leaves from the Park and Cluny on Saturday in the early hours of the morning and arrives at Fionnphort around noon. If you would like to book yourself onto the bus, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Your place is only confirmed once you have heard back from them.
It’s also easy to travel from Findhorn to Erraid using public transport. You can take a bus or train from Forres to Inverness and from Inverness take a bus to Fort William. At Fort William you take another bus to Oban where you will catch a ferry. From Oban please follow the travel advice as given above.
Travelling by car
If you are travelling by car, it is advisable to book the ferry from Oban to Craignure as this ferry often gets very busy. When you arrive in Cragnure, you will make your way to Fionnphort on Mull. As you enter the village of Fionnphort (before the pub and the shop) turn left and follow the sign to ’Fidden campsite’. When you reach Fidden farm, drive through the farm to the campsite. Just before the campsite you will find a track on your left. Make sure you don’t follow the tarmac that leads onto the campsite. At the end of the track you will find a big log pile. Please park your car there and wait for us to pick you up in the boat. Please tell us beforehand what time you plan to arrive.
In winter it might be to windy to boat you over. In that case we will ask you to drive to Knockvollogan and meet you there to walk over.
The beauty of travelling to Erraid
Travelling on Mull allows you to enjoy one of the most spectacular landscapes in Scotland. You pass tiny fishing villages nestled into the shores of sea lochs, beautiful serene hillsides, mountains and glens. Maybe you will spot some of Mull’s abundant wildlife, like eagles, hawks, buzzards, seals, dolphins, otters or deer, and you will definitely see lots of sheep, Highland cattle and pigs along the way…