The tiny island of Muck (www.isleofmuck.com), measuring just 2 miles by 1 mile, has exceptionally fertile soil, and the island is carpeted with wildflowers in spring and early summer. It takes its name from the Gaelic muc (pig), and pigs are still raised here.
Ferries call at the southern settlement of Port Mor. There's a tearoom and craft shop above the pier, which also acts as a tourist office.
It's an easy 15-minute walk along the island's only road from the pier to the sandy beach at Gallanach on the northern side of the island. A longer and rougher hike (3.5 miles; 1½ hours round trip) goes to the top of Beinn Airein (137m) for the best views. Puffins nest on the cliffs at the western end of Camas Mor, the bay to the south of the hill.