Camas Tuath

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Camas Tuath (Scottish Gaelic: north bay) is an inlet bay on the Ross of Mull.

Cottages at Camas Tuath, Isle of Mull, UK
Cottages at Camas Tuath, Isle of Mull, UK

The bay has two small tidal islands and two Quarrymans' Cottages which the Iona Community lease as an adventure camp. It is accessible by a 1.5 miles (2.4 km) walk down a moorland track and by boat. Activities run at the centre include kayaking, abseiling, hill-walking, raft-building, fishing, juggling and arts and crafts.

Camas has an organic garden that over the years has been taken care of by different gardeners. The bottom garden has a polytunnel which inside grows lettuce, tomatoes and other vegetables. The bottom garden is also home to many different herbs and sometimes fruit. As you move up the garden there are seaweed beds which grow carrots and other hardy vegetables. There is also a garden shed and igloo made from willow and a small shed hidden within the trees.

The Camas Centre has two buildings built over 160 years ago that were renovated in 2006 when mains water was added, a 6 kW wind turbine and an Aquatron (composting toilet system) which turns human waste into compost using composting worms. During the renovations the Centre was closed to the public and the right of way was closed as the site was dangerous. Now that Camas is re-opened it welcomes up to 28 guests a week and offers activity weeks, themed weeks and open weeks.

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Coordinates: 56°20′19″N 6°17′16″W / 56.33861°N 6.28778°W / 56.33861; -6.28778