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Welcome toMuck

Walk freely over Muck, from the beach that's popular with grey seals, to local shops selling clothes made of Muck wool.

1 of 3 Cows on Muck beach

More about Muck

Ideal for:

Nature & wildlife Outdoor adventure Arts & crafts Walking

The smallest small isle

Muck might be little, but you can roam freely over it. And at only two miles long by one mile wide, that shouldn't take very long. The community is enterprising - making rugs and hand knitted garments from Isle of Muck wool and baskets from Muck willow. Gallanach beach is spectacular and you can climb up Beinn Airein for great views of the other islands.

Take care on our coast: slips and falls can happen in all locations, not just high cliffs. Check out these  RNLI Safety Tips   #RespectTheWater

For more information on Muck visit the Small Isles and Isle of Muck website.


How to get here

The Muck ferry leaves from Mallaig, and stops off at the other Small Isles.

Get the ferry to Muck from Mallaig on the mainland. You must make an online booking for passengers and also if you're bringing your bike, please add your bike(s) to your booking, - this means that you have more certainty about space. This ticket will remain free of charge. If you are taking a vehicle you must have a permit to travel ( see timetable for more information) and contact the Mallaig Office  directly.

Vehicle reservations are recommended on these routes. You can book travel online, and when you do, you'll immediately receive an eTicket direct to your inbox - ready to board.

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Looking for the best form of travel to and from our ports? Our Journey Planner can help you find the way that best suits you for making your journey using the most up to date information from around the UK for all transport companies.

We have listed some travel information below that you may find useful:

Getting to Mallaig

Mallaig is a port on the North West coast, and makes a great base for your adventures on the Isles.

By car

Mallaig is roughly 3 hours 30 minutes from Glasgow, or 4 hours from Edinburgh by car. There are no electric vehicle charging points on the Small Isles however three rapid charging points are available in Mallaig at the West Bay Car Park, approximately 300m from the Terminal Building.

Postcode for sat nav

Mallaig Port: PH41 4QD

Travelling without a car

By Bus

Mallaig is easily reached by bus from Glasgow with a change in Fort William.  Check out our Journey Planner for more details.

By train

From Glasgow it is possible to catch the train direct to Mallaig, on one of the World's most beautiful train journeys. The fastest train takes 5 hours 14 minutes and includes a crossing on the famous Glenfinnan viaduct which featured in the Harry Potter films. Check Journey Planner for train times.

By Foot

The Isle of Muck is the smallest of the Small Isles archipelago among the Scottish Inner Hebrides. It's just less than 2.5 miles east to west, but there is several scheduled ancient monuments, such as A'chille 'the old village' dotted around the island and you need to get out and walking to find them.

By Bike

Mountain biking is the perfect way to explore the Small Isles. Muck has only got 2 miles of roads which are generally on flat ground and is an easy cycle for all ages. There is amazing views of both Rum and Eigg, where it is possible to witness the entire length of the Sgurr ridge.

If you're bringing your bike, please add your bike(s) to your booking, - this means that you have more certainty about space. This ticket will remain free of charge.  

Plan your cycle journey with CycleStreets .

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