Traigh Gheal Beach, accessed through the Tireragan Nature Reserve is possibly the most beautiful on Mull. It is also the most challenging as it is a long walk in through rough and boggy terrain. The walk starts at Knockvologan and requires a 3 mile hike through the Reserve, a regenerating habitat of native woodland alive with butterflies, dragonflies and birds. There are short detours to take advantage of stunning views out to sea and visit an abandoned settlement. The beach suddenly comes into view through the undergrowth and is breath-taking, with acres of white sand fringed with flowering machair, surrounded by high cliffs and peppered with little islets out to sea. It is so remote, shorebirds nest on the beach and machair (so take care where you step, keep dogs on a lead and don’t approach too near). We can provide detailed advice to help guests get the most out of this outstanding walk.