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Mull Southwest Coast

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The Southwest Coast of the Isle of Mull is one of the most scenic roads in Scotland. There is a 7 mile stretch of single lane road that follows the coast, passing Cliffs with Birds of Prey, Ben More mountain, and a number Parking Areas with incredible views and information on Otters in the area.

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The image top is where the road runs down to the Southwest Coast of the Isle of Mull, 25 miles southwest of the main Ferry Port of Craignure.

The most spectacular part of the Road is where it runs under Cliffs right next to the Sea. As I was traveling along this stretch, a number of photographers were taking photos of an Eagle and Osprey having a dispute, probably over fishing rights.

Just past the Cliffs is the large car park for Ben More Mountain at 966 m / 3,169 ft, the only Mountain on Mull over 3000ft, extremely popular with hikers. The car park at Ben More is popular for picnics with fantastic views.

The Road hugs the coast north of Ben More with a number of car parks, many with information on Otters in the area.

Further north, where the road heads inland, is a roadside car park for the Macquarie Mausoleum. It is about a 1 mile Walk from the car park to the Mausoleum, where Lachlan Macquarie and his family are buried.

Macquarie was was described as The Father of Australia, as he worked as Governor of New South Wales from 1810 - 1821.

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