Distance - 2 miles
Time - 80 minutes
OS Map Explorer 374
Grading - Moderate
Terrain - Rough track, rocky and muddy in parts
The Crater Loch is a highly recommended short walk but muddy in parts. Follow the B8073 from Tobermory along Mishnish Lochs for about 3 miles until you come to a ruined cottage where there is room to park (if these places are taken there will be room in the quarry just before the cottage).
Go over a stile and follow the track up behind the cottage and head for the gate. Go through the gate and keep on the track where you are constantly in view of the summit of the volcanic hill, S'Airde Beinn with it's hidden crater loch.
Once on the top make a circuit of the rim of the crater to enjoy the most spectacular views in the North of Mull. To the east there are views of Tobermory Bay and Morvern and on a fine day you can see west to the Isle of Coll and the Small Isles. Return the same way.