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Visit Iona and immerse yourself in its spiritual power. Iona has that powerful draw that puts conventional tourist destinations firmly in the shade. A centre of Christianity the tiny island is trumped only by Jerusalem in my own experience as a route to pilgrimage for the religiously devoted. The appeal does not end with religion though as Iona is one of Scotland’s most visually rewarding islands and, for first time visitors, the path to an addiction to the West coast. With spirituality in the air the short boat trip from Mull kicks off a day of soul therapy. I have no personal religious views but the infectious buzz from accompanying pilgrimagers is exciting in itself.

The principal stop is Iona Abbey, instantly visible throughout the crossing. En route you will pass the beautiful Nunnery of St Mary ruins and the 3 metre high 15th Century Maclean’s Cross. Iona’s place in the history books was first cemented with the arrival of St Columba himself in 563. Iona isn’t just about religious pilgrimage though. IONA. Wyspa mull, dzien 1, kontynuacja - IONA jak pamietacie, z powodu okolicznosci przyrody, pieknych i niepowtarzalnych i przede wszystkim wietrznych, nie zdecydowalysmy sie na wspinaczke na ben more, pojechalysmy do fionnphort by stamtad wziac prom na wyspe ione. obeszlysmy polnocna polowe iony, weszlysmy takze na jej najwyzsze wzgorze - dun 1 (101mnpm). wieczorem niestety wiatr nie zelzal i mialysmy maly problem ze znalezieniem dosc spokojnego miejsca do rozlozenia namiotu (kamping w fionnphort jest calkowicie nie osloniety, tuz nad brzegiem morza, nie dalo rady rozlozyc namiotu - wszystko latalo), po krotkiej przejazdzce rozlozylysmy sie 'na dziko' w zatoce przy wiosce uisken. niestety ostatecznie wiart zmienil kierunek i ... bea spala w samochodzie a ja mialam dla siebie latajacy namiot. przyznam jednak, ze niebo noca bylo tak gwiezdziste, ze poswiecilam chwile snu na podziwianie nocnych widokow.. isle of mull, day 1, continuation - IONA i z promu / and from the ferry iona dun 1 karate kid ?

Walkhighlands • View topic - IONA, NTH END beaches. Walkhighlands • View topic - Azure, cobalt, emerald, turquoise - jewel colours of Iona. This report is great. free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping). As a student way back in 1969 I spent a week on Iona...... and had never been back since. I thought Pete would like it so it was a 'must do' while we were on Mull. But the day we planned to go the weather wasn't looking good so it was left to the day after our clag-ridden climb of Ben More - except that the morning dawned misty and murky and we didn't fancy the long drive on single track Mull roads to see nothing. Then at 1.00 it cleared and we decided to go for it. Arriving on the island at 2.30 we knew we couldn't see it all so chose to explore the north end. The last time I crossed it was a cold grey day in March - this looked rather more inviting. Iona from Fionnphort I've done nothing to enhance the colour on any of these shots - the sea really was that colour.

From ferry Think we behaved ourselves. Iona Abbey Film crew They evidently felt they needed a wind machine. Pink rock. Iona - Getting there. Isle of Iona | Home. Page. Iona Abbey, Dun I and the north end. Explore the north end of Iona, passing the Abbey, with an optional detour to the top of Dun I which has amazing views, and reaching the white sandy beaches before returning by the same route. Terrain Minor road, beach, optional steep climb to Dun I is grade 2 and muddy. Croftland used for grazing, dogs must be kept under tight control and walkers should stay on the path to head directly to the beach. Public Transport Bus to Fionnphort, ferry to Iona.

Start Iona, ferry jetty. Users' reports As well as reading our description of each walking route, you can read about the experiences of others users on this walk and others.There are 2 user reports for this walk - click to read. Write your own report - there's £90 to win at Webtogs each month User RatingLog in to vote Bog Factor (key) Iona Abbey Property Overview. Iona and the Ross of Mull walks. Iona needs no introduction as it holds a unique place in history and in the hearts of many. This tiny island was home to St Columba, father of Gaelic Scotland and bringer of Christianity to the region, and for centuries it was a religious and cultural centre of great importance. Today the famous Book of Kells is in Ireland, but the Abbey and community live on, and the illustrious history is matched by the great beauty of the island and its unique atmosphere.

The Ross of Mull is much more than just the route to Iona. This great peninsula may be low lying but it is extremely rugged. The coastline is superb, with perfect sandy beaches, rocky coves and dramatic cliffs. Iona - Plan Your Visit. What you need to know before your visitIona is a small island, about 1 mile (2.2km) east–west and 3.5 miles (5.6km) north–south. It lies a mile to the west of the much larger Isle of Mull, off the west coast of Scotland. The walk to the abbey is about 500 metres from the village pier, passing the Nunnery and Maclean’s Cross. View a map of Iona [pdf, 218kb].

Both Mull and Iona are easily accessible by ferry. The ferry to Iona leaves from Fionnphort on the west side of Mull. Opening times 1 April - 30 September: Monday - Sunday, 9.30 am to 5.30 pm 1 October - 31 March: Monday - Saturday, 9.30 am to 4.30 pm (Sundays unmanned – Abbey Church, Shrine, Michael Chapel and grounds open) Opening times subject to ferry services and weather conditions. AccommodationThere are a number of cottages, hotels and B&Bs on Iona.