Not far from Drimnin View along the route to Glengorm you come too the Ardmore trail. There is parking at the start and a decent track/road to follow on foot.

You find yourself walking amongst tall pine trees within a valley. The path stretches out in front of you where the only sound you’ll hear could be the rushing water of the stream or the birds up high and the wind whistling through the trees.  It’s a perfect spot to allow your mind to settle and reset.

The path is gravelly but even. Walking boots or shoes are advised to give yourself that little extra support.  Hiking poles aren’t really necessary for the paths but a good idea if you decide to go all the way to the Ardmore shore line.

Eventually you come to a signpost. Here you decide if you wanted to continue straight on to the shore line or via left towards Glengorm Castle.


Shore path

Following the signpost to the shore is a beautiful route.  The path becomes even more gravelly (if that’s possible) but stable enough.  Eventually a further signpost directs you off the main path and into an avenue of trees. With a quarry like pond on one side and trees on the other, you could be mistaken for being transported into another world.

Underfoot can become rather muddy from this point onwards so take care.

You come across a clearing where you’ll be able to hear the stream rushing along and in front an old dwelling. Its here you begin to see the Mull of old.  The first house you see is fairly low to the ground. But you can clearly see what it was.  Nature has taken over but you can step into the ruin and take in the scenery that must have been enjoyed by the previous tenants.


There’s so many walks and trails on Mull, no matter which you choose you won’t be disappointed.

A good place for a breather and picnic or snack (taking any litter away with you of course).

From this house you’ll see the neighbouring property across the stream.  It always makes me think about the familiar waves that may have occurred when this was a thriving neighbourhood!!

To get to the neighbour’s house which is somewhat more intact than the first house you have to cross a stream. There are a couple of logs strategically placed to allow for an easier crossing, but, don’t be fooled, they can be slippery!!

Follow the path past the neighbouring house which advises not to go in as its unstable, but amazing to look at and ponder what life may have been like.

The path can be slippery and boggy but leads you down to the rocky shore. A pleasant spot or two for a picnic listening to the waves and streams as they meet the sea.

Continuing on the path you will find a perfectly placed picnic table and further along a bird hide which can be a real bonus if the weather turns for the worse.

After the hide you can choose a grassy/muddy path through the trees and a few more ruins, or a gravel path.

Whichever you decide you are certain not to be disappointed. Both come out relatively at similar points so you basically walk a big circle.

We can do the walk from the carpark in around two hours. However, take your time and enjoy the scenery, what’s the rush!!

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