Burg can be accessed from Tiroran car park on the north shore of Loch Scridain. MacCulloch’s fossil tree is a 5 mile walk along the coast and you need to allow at least six hours to get there and back as the path is rough and steep in places.
There is a steep descent from the cliffs to the beach via an iron ladder, so a careful approach is essential. Once on the beach, a short walk past two impressive waterfalls takes you to the cove containing the fossil tree.
Many archaeological features litter the landscape – from Bronze Age burial cairns to more recent ruined townships from the 19th century.
As well as its wild coastline, the hill at the centre of the estate, called Bearraich, rewards those who climb it with spectacular views of Mull and the surrounding islands. Porpoises, dolphins and basking sharks can also be spotted sometimes from the hill or cliff path.
Did you know?
The slender Scotch burnet moth, which has beautiful pink patterns on charcoal wings, is only found on Ulva and Mull; at least 80% of the entire British population live at Burg.