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Pam & Arthur Brown
Mull is a wildlife and bird watching tour based
near the scenic village of Devaig
We take you on a journey
to look for the special Flora and Fauna, Historical, Geological and
scenic sights for which
Mull is renowned. White-tailed Sea
Eagles can be seen over large sea lochs, Golden Eagles
flying over rugged mountains, Hen Harriers and Short Eared Owls
hunting over the moorland glens where Red Deer graze throughout
the summer. Find secluded bays where Otters can be seen playing
and fishing in the kelp with Common and Grey Seals basking
on the rocks and small islands uncovered at low tide. Look out for Porpoise
flitting through the waves as they hunt for food their fins glistening
in the sunlight or Basking Sharks the worlds second largest fish
trawling for plankton close in shore. A chance of Bottlenose Dolphins
or a Minke Whale as you watch and wait and let the cares of the
world gradually drift away as you take in the timeless scenery that Mull
has to offer. Lose yourself as you watch a Grey Heron patiently
waiting for a meal on the loch side or a family of ducks or geese
drift by and a Skylark, full of the joys, sings its wonderful song
as it climbs to great heights above your head or an Oystercatcher
noisily tries to see you off if it thinks you are too close to its nest.
All this is what a holiday on Mull is all about, " what is life
if full of care, I have no time to stand and stare" A holiday on Mull
lifts your cares away, leaves you renewed and ready to take on the world
again....until your next holiday on The Magical Island Of Mull.
The tour starts from either
at 9.30 or Ledaig car park, Tobermory at 10 am
The tours lasts for up to
8 hours and you will be returned to your pick up points.
We advise guests to wear
waterproof walking shoes and to have wet weather clothing with them.
We take our tour out 6 days
a week, Sunday to Friday. We do not do a tour on a Saturday.
For guests staying in Oban
we ask you to catch the 7.45 am ferry (Tues. – Fri.) to Craignure then
catch the service bus to Tobermory for 9.20am, if you book in advance
we can start the tour at 9.30 so that we can get you back to Tobermory
in plenty of time in the afternoon to catch the return bus for you to catch
the 7 pm ferry back to Oban.
We do not take dogs on our
tour but Pam will look after your well behaved dogs at Ardrioch Farm for
free by prior agreement. Please phone to discuss. (please
note this is only for guests going on a 'Discover Mull' tour)
Tour times and pick-up point
may change from when you book so we ask pre-booked guests to ring us on
the evening before their tour to confirm all arangements.
Our Discover Mull motto
‘It is your
day out and we aim to make it one you will always remember’.
We operate a flexible and
friendly tour business and hope you enjoy this site.
The charge is £40 per
person including home-made lunch and coffee break
(not recommended for children
under 7 years old)
Please book early to avoid
It is helpful if you can
tell us where you are staying and all the days you will have available
to take a tour as well as any
you get in the price on your day out with us
provide all your refreshment needs for the day which includes morning coffee
or tea with Pam's home baked biscuits, lunch, with hot home made soup,
a must have on Mulls cool spring and autumn days, and afternoon tea or
coffee and home made cake which includes Pam's now legendary lemon drizzle
cake. We also provide for guests with special dietary needs such as vegetarians
carry 2 good quality Kowa telescopes for guests to use on the tours to
enhance their viewing experience with us, we also provide quality Canon
and Opticron binoculars for any guests who might require them to enable
them to get a much better view of the wildlife we see.
carry field guides for birds, flowers and rocks on the van so that guests
can check up on the many species we see during the day. We also provide
a tick list so that guests can check the species they have seen on the
day in comfort either where they are staying or when they return home to
remind them of their day out on Mull.
van is large and comfortable with lots of leg room, space for guests belongings
on the day and we provide a step to help guests who require it to help
them climb in and out.
tour leader with a sense of humour and 13 years experience of looking for
and finding wildlife, of putting guests needs and requirements first, with
comfort breaks at the top of the list. A leader who tries to give guests
an individual day out although there are up to 8 in the van and he cannot
remember your name. A tour you will always remember, hopefully for the
right reasons and a jolly good fun day out.
|See Scotland Differently
with MaKinlay Kidd Spring 2013
The friends took a McKinlay
Kidd arranged trip with knowladgeable local guide, Arthur.''It really set
us up for the rest of the holiday - I can't count the number of conversations
that started with 'According to Arthur....'! We learnt how to tell the
difference between a golden and white tailed eagle and a seal from an otter,
and got a real overview of Mull''
Taken from Aspire Magazine
Famous for its wildlife and
rugged landscapes, a visit to the Isle of Mull promises an experience like
no other. One of the top locations in the world for discovering wildlife,
a tour around this island's natural habitats is a must for anyone with
an interest in flora and fauna who are holidaying in Scotland. for a truly
personalized journey around the island a 'Discover Mull' guided tour comes
highly recommended. The couple receive great feedback and many of their
customers return year after year to relive this very special experience.
Taken from The Sunday Times.
6th June 2010
The Wildlife on Mull is as
exciting as anything Africa can offer. Your guides are Arthur and Pam Brown,
who have the tracking skills of the Masai and the baking ability of Mr
Taken from Sunday Mirror.
November 2008. Written by journalist
Pam Brown co-runs ‘Discover
Mull’, a fine wildlife tour on the island, with her husband Arthur Brown.
We saw otters, deer and countless birds of interest and rarity. Pam makes
good sandwiches, extraordinarily good lemon drizzle cake and great tea.
Sainsbury's Magazine. March
2007. written by Sharon Ring
Mull is a naturalists' heaven
with several ecologies wrapped in one small island, but we wouldn't have
seen a quarter of what's on offer without Pam & Arthur's insider knowledge.
You get a class act when you hire them for a whole day, along with some
comical patter and Pam's home-made veg soup, sarnies, flapjacks and cake.
has a variety of habitats & is the premier place in the UK to see Golden
Eagles, Sea Eagle & Hen Harrier. Also Peregrine Falcon, Merlin &
Short eared Owl. All 3 Divers, Slavonian Grebe, Sea Birds, Waders and many
Red Deer on the hills and Fallow Deer, Otters are regularly seen and in
the lochs Grey and Common Seal, Dolphins, Porpoise. Hares and also Highland
Cattle and Hebridean Sheep.
Bluebell Woods, Yellow Flag Iris, Gorse. Many varieties of wild Orchids,
Cotton Grass, Sun Dew, Milkwort, Lousewort, Butterwort and Grass of Parnassus.
A paradise for botanists.
history of Scotland comes to life with its ruined Castles, deserted villages,
Crannogs, Brochs and Duns. Standing Stones have a history we don't fully
understand and each one must have a tale to tell.
volcanic creation of the island formed beautiful mountain scenery and raised
beaches. Sills, dykes, xenoliths were created and pillow lava flowed creating
interesting rock formations.
|Pam & Arthur Brown
Dervaig, Isle of Mull.
Argyll. PA75 6QR
Mobile 07780 600367
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