For adventurous outdoors types, Burg holds much appeal. There is abundant wildlife in the area, from feral goats to red deer and otters. Golden eagles and white-tailed sea eagles are known to nest nearby and can sometimes be spotted soaring in the skies above, as can peregrines, ravens and buzzards.
The peninsula is also home to important populations of insects such as the rare slender Scotch burnet moth, and over 400 species of flowering plants and ferns, including rare varieties like hairy stonecrop and Iceland purslane.
It is important to take great care, both on the challenging coastal route and when making the ascent to Bearraich, which is steep and rocky. There are a number of guided walks throughout the year and these are recommended for first-time visitors. We strongly advise that you take appropriate clothing and supplies, including walking boots with good ankle support and waterproofs.
Did you know?
As well as golden and sea eagles, a number of smaller birds can be seen at Burg, including wheatears among the rocks, yellowhammers in the trees below the cliffs, and stonechats and cuckoos.