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There are a number of way-marked walks and tracks on Ulva that have been set up to help you to explore the island more fully.

Farm Circuit

By following the marker posts from the ferry you can take a short walk (approx. one hour) round the main inhabited area of the island. The walk is along tracks all the way, but these can be muddy. Suitable for off-road pushchairs.
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Southside – including Ormaig

This six mile walk takes you from the ferry slipway, around part of the farm circuit and then west along the island towards the ruined settlement of Ormaig, where many of the MacQuarries lived. Continuing on down to the shore takes you to the ruins of an old cruck mill which still houses it’s millstones.
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Livingstone’s Cave

This four and a half mile walk from the ferry takes you round part of the farm circuit, and then heads west along a track before dropping down to the south on a grassy path past Livingstone’s Cave and Croft, skirting along the shore and joining up again with the main farm circuit back to the ferry.
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Woodland and Shore Walk

A leaflet is available from the Boathouse for a walk that takes you through native woodland to the southern shore of the island, and back round to the ferry.


These walks are intended as a guide only, and you are advised to come well prepared for all weathers and situations.

OS  Maps of the area:

OS Landranger Map (1:50,000) No. 48 Iona and West Mull, Ulva.

OS Explorer Map (1:25,000) No. 374 Isle of Mull North & Tobermory, Ulva, Staffa and Tresnish Isles.