Rubha nan Gall Lighthouse and the Keeper’s Cottage are situated close to the picturesque town of Tobermory on the Isle of Mull. They are only accessible on foot, along a 2km coastal path, or by boat. There is NO road access. This spectacularly remote setting allows you to escape the hustle and bustle of daily life, a chance to relax and experience nature in a wonderfully secluded location.
Walking the coastal footpath from the RNLI Lifeboat Station on Tobermory’s Main Street takes about 25 minutes, through a variety of habitats from the wooded copses of hazel and hard woods with glimpses of the coast, to gorse and heather lined spectacular panoramic views over the Sound of Mull, Ardnamurchan, Morvern and the historical site of Bloody Bay.
Originally the main access route to the lighthouse for keepers and their families, the iconic footpath is popular with both locals and visitors and can be walked as either a return route or a 4km circuit returning via Tobermory Golf Course.
The entire path has recently been upgraded, however it can be slightly muddy and is narrow in places, so care and walking boots are strongly advised. If you’ll be out after dark, torches are essential for walking home. See Tobermory Lighthouse Path’s Facebook page for more information about the upgrade.