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This is our second visit to Ulva, our first being some six years ago on an amazingly hot day (for April!). This time the weather was more characteristic of April but we were well... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2017
Sara G
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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125 reviews
52 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

This is our second visit to Ulva, our first being some six years ago on an amazingly hot day (for April!). This time the weather was more characteristic of April but we were well prepared - Ulva is not somewhere to attempt to walk without warm/waterproof clothing and decent boots! We ate at the cafe first - great food at... More 

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Corsham, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 12 April 2017

Having eaten in the Boathouse we went for a short walk - to the church and back via a circuit. Sad war memorial - 4 lives lost in such a tiny community must have represented most of the young men. Some lovely views. Some of the distance signs are confusing - on the route we followed the indicated time back... More 

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Thank JPStory
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Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

After a unique ferry experience we arrived on Ulva to be told the boathouse restaurant had closed for winter but we could use the space to feed the kids and help ourselves to tea and coffee. Not an issue for us as we had come to have a look around and a walk. Due to having 2 very young kids... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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134 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

You take a tiny, tiny, tiny ferry about seven minutes to Ulva. Then you hike around an eerily beautiful and really boggy little island. Yes, we loved it, even the rain, and the mud, and the cold! This island is really for walking! Oh, and eat lunch at The Boathouse! An amazing find!

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Thank Arnie R
Warwickshire
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73 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016

There is some new signage this year, which is helpful as the maps are a little basic (of course, taking your own OS map helps) but this island is simply wonderful. The Livingstone walk can be a challenge if wet. Ormaig is a lovely destination. The main road is also a lovely trek for anyone who wants it to be... More 

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Kiltarlity, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 24 July 2016

Once you reach Ormaig (serpents bay), the deserted village the view is one of the best in the world on a good day. You can see Mull, Iona, Little Colonsay, Staffa and the Treshnish Isles as well as Coll away in the distance. What a vista? Worth every mile ten times over and to cap it all we had it... More 

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Biggar, United Kingdom
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766 reviews
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Reviewed 15 July 2016

We couldn’t resist the temptation when on Mull to take the short boat ride across to Ulva Island having visited the other Ulva Island (near Stewart Island) in the south of New Zealand a few years ago. It’s a small world as the boatman, Donald Munro, was able to confirm that one of the local nature guides from New Zealand‘s... More 

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Lancashire
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142 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2016

Nice and peaceful and some good views in sections. Footpaths difficult to follow in places. Also beware of freely roaming cattle who may take a sudden interest in you with limited escape options!

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Southport, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

Took the ferry over to Ulva for an afternoon walk. The is on demand and doesn't run on a Saturday. It's not cheap at £6 per person return when you consider it only takes a few minutes, bit it's certainly worth it. Took a walk around part of the island for a couple of hours. The walks are well signposted... More 

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Perth, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2016

There are many and varied walking opportunities throughout the Island. Wildlife is the pre-occupation of many who visit.

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