Ulva is a privately owned island with a thriving population of approximately
16 people who are involved variously in traditional sheep and cattle farming,
fish farming, oyster farming and tourism. There are no tarmac roads
on Ulva, so no cars, just the 4 wheel cross country bikes used by all inhabitants,
young and old. The proprietors (the Howard family) are dedicated
to creating a balance between the needs of the community and the preservation
of one of Scotland's most unique, beautiful and accessible islands.
Walking on Ulva
Stout footwear and protective clothing is advised for all walkers.
The terrain is rugged, the roads have no tarmac and there are some big
Cyclists are welcome. We would advise that bikes should be of
the mountain bike variety as the tracks are very rough and adequate protective
wear is advised.
Can be arranged. Please ring one of the telephone numbers listed
overleaf for advice. Guidelines
have been drawn up in order to preserve the wilderness and wildlife for
future generations and are on display at the Boat House. Organised
camping groups wishing to camp on Ulva Must contact the manager for advice
Tel/Fax: 01688 500264
Responsible dogs and their owners are welcome. Dogs may be restricted
to various areas especially during springtime (lambing) when the sight
of a dog is enough to cause acute stress to sheep and wildlife. Please
observe the guidelines on display at the Boat House.
Are welcome and are advised to contact the Boat House by phone beforehand
to avoid possible delays during busy periods, especially if meals are required.
Parking is available in our car park just up from the pier at Ulva
Ferry. When this is full there is additional parking nearby.