When we visited at Easter 2010 there was a large bull being kept in the Druids field so we obviously didn't dare enter - but there also wasn't any warning he was there so we could have got caught out!
Also a note on actually finding Druid Field / the circle - once you are parked up in the signposted spot next to the road, head across the field in front of you following the white painted boulders, but when they lead you to the field fence you follow it along on the *same side* which will lead you through a gate and along the side of the Druids Field to another gate leading into that area. We could see what appeared to us to be more painted boulders in the next field and ended up crossing field boundaries and getting very lost!
Also at that time of year the field was *extremely* wet and thick with very sticky, deep mud - enough to go over the tops of childrens wellies and take off even a heavy adults boot with suction. We ended up having to criss cross the field finding the driest path to make it passable at all (also beware the slippery boards over ditches) - so go prepared folks!
Several days of dry and sunny weather on Mull made our walk to the circle far easier than those described previously on these pages.
On entering the Druid's Field this little circle took my breath away, tucked neatly into the left hand corner surrounded by blooming rhododendrun bushes, with the two large outlying stones observing our approach and the massive peak forming as impressive a backdrop as you could wish for.
Two rabbits hung around the circle long enough to check us out as we set down our gear before they casually moved off into the bushes.. This is a truly magical place. An hour passed without us even noticing before we packed up and moved on.
This appears to me to be the only complete circle left on Mull.
As has been mentioned already this is THE must see site on the island.
From the parking area head for the the kerb cairn within the trees. Visible from parking area. Follow the (infrequent) white painted stones next to the fence on your right. Keep walking and you will see a large, old wooden gate (with equally old, wooden sign on it) which gives access to the field where the circle resides. This is to your left as you walk keeping the fence to your right. I hope this makes sense?! The circle is not visible from the parking area but it is only a short, if wet, walk. Well worth the effort.
This is a good spot for a stone circle (I assume this area was drier when it was built) It is in a natural amphitheatre which reminded me (a little) of Castlerigg. Some of the stones were harder to get close to than others due to the standing water.
There were several other visitors which surprised me a bit as this is well off the beaten track. One was a car load of Americans and I tried to explain what the standing stones, kerb cairn and stone circle were about - given my limited knowledge. They had previously visited the Orkney sites and the Clava Cairns so knew a fair bit anyway. Not your average American tourists then! :)
This site is also visible from the parking area. A little oasis of trees in a field of water and bog. At one point Dafydd's welly got so stuck in the mud it came off his foot and I needed to use two hands to pull it out of the mud, such was the suction.
I liked it here (I like sites with trees). Several large kerb stones remain and the entrance is well defined and in good condition. Very nice and well worth stopping off for on the way to the circle. Just make sure you bring your wellies!
The stone can be seen on the approach road and from the parking area.
It was sunny and not raining! However, this water meadow (it must be) was incredibly wet and muddy. Parts of the field was underwater. The landlord of the B+B we were staying in said that normally the field was dry from June to August - but not on my visit. Apparently local farmers were reporting this is the wettest summer they have had since 1985. This I can believe. The stone now has its own moat to protect it.