• The Burg shoreline in July
    The Burg shoreline in July© The National Trust for Scotland
  • Golden Eagles nest on the boundry of the property
    Golden Eagles nest on the boundry of the property© The National Trust for Scotland
  • Wild flowers grow along the cliffs in July
    Wild flowers grow along the cliffs in July© The National Trust for Scotland
  • A memorial on the Ardmeanach townships walk
    A memorial on the Ardmeanach townships walk© The National Trust for Scotland
  • Otters can be spotted around the coast
    Otters can be spotted around the coast © The National Trust for Scotland
  • The beaches of Burg by Loch Scridain
    The beaches of Burg by Loch ScridainThe National Trust for Scotland
  • The sloping cliffs down to Loch Scridain at Burg
    The sloping cliffs down to Loch Scridain at Burg© The National Trust for Scotland

Burg is the ideal place to escape from the cut and thrust of modern life.

Located at the western tip of the Ardmeanach peninsula on the island of Mull, the property is recognised as a National Scenic Area and a Special Area of Conservation, but is probably best known for being home to MacCulloch’s fossil tree.

The landscape here is one of dramatic contrasts, with steep and rocky upland, grassy lowlands and wild coastline. As well as the fossil tree, there are a number of other volcanic features, and the area is rich in plants and wildlife including species-rich grasslands, waterfalls, golden eagles, feral goats, red deer and rare moths.

Volcanic eruptions many millions of years ago formed the distinctive stepped outline of the peninsula. Although the area is now almost devoid of trees, the sea cliff beyond Burg Farm retains the impression of MacCulloch’s fossil tree, engulfed by the lava flow perhaps 50 million years ago.

Burg was bequeathed to the National Trust for Scotland in 1932 and was one of the first properties to come into the care of the Trust. The outstanding natural history and geology of this 617-hectare property are recognised by its designation as a National Scenic Area and Environmentally Sensitive Area. It also falls within a Site of Special Scientific Interest.


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