I would like to buy you/your family a cuppa and piece of cake at one of Sarah’s favourite places, the….
Village Hall on the Isle of Rum, Scotland
Wednesday 6 April 2022 at midday
We will visit the island as a day trip from Fort William and the schedule will look something like this:
08:30 Train from Fort William to Mallaig
10:10 Ferry from Mallaig to Rum
11:30 Walk from the jetty on Rum to the village hall (about 1 mile)
12:00 Cup of tea and cake
13:00 enjoy Rum
14:00 Possible visit to Kinloch Castle
16:05 Ferry from Rum to Mallaig
18:00 Ferry arrives back at Mallaig
18:15 Train from Mallaig to Fort William
19:37 Arrive Fort William
19:45 McDonalds (optional! - Esme special request!)
The Isle of Rum was one of Sarah’s favourite places in the world. It’s a wild, remote, eccentric and beautiful island off the west coast of Scotland. It has a population of around 30 people. Sarah visited many times and led many school trips there. She was also a member of the Kinloch Castle Friends Association helping to support and care for this unique building on the island.
Just to be clear…..I’m only buying tea and cake in the village hall. Everything else is at your expense!!!!
The train and the ferry can be booked on the day. The train is around £15 and the ferry is around £10 return.
The weather around Mallaig and the islands can be extreme. The ferry crossing can be a mill pond but it can also be extremely rough!
There is a walk of about 1 mile on an unmade track to get from the ferry jetty to the village hall (there are no ‘proper’ roads on Rum).
Alfie, Esme and I will be travelling to Fort William by sleeper train leaving London on Sunday 3 April. Then we will staying at the Fort William Premier Inn from Monday 4 April until Friday 8 April. We will then return to London on the sleeper train leaving late on the Friday evening.
Anyone who would like to join us at any time for all or part of this journey/holiday is very welcome.
To join us on Rum please click below