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  • Bearraich guided walk

    Bearraich guided walk

    Dates:Tue 19 Aug Location:Burg

    A hill walk to the top of Bearraich. We’ll look at the rich natural and cultural history of the area and have plenty of time to stop and take in some spectacular views of Mull and the surrounding islands and seascapes.

    Details

    The route is rough and wet at times with no footpath in places. Please bring waterproofs, good footwear with ankle support and a packed lunch and drink.

    Dates & Times:

    • 19 Aug 2014 : 10:00 - 18:00

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 10.00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 01681 700659 or 07717581405

    Booking:

    Booking essential

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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