Burg

Burg

Spectacular scenery, wilderness and wildlife

  • Leave the car behind and get your walking boots on – Burg can only be reached on foot.

  • Clamber down an iron ladder on the side of a cliff to access the beach.

  • Marvel at MacCulloch’s fossil tree – a 50-million-year-old imprint of a tree trunk in the cliffs.

  • Look out for golden eagles, feral goats, red deer and otters.

  • Pay attention to any tiny flutterbys – Burg is home to the rare slender Scotch burnet moth.

Escape modern life with a visit to Burg, a breathtaking example of Hebridean wilderness.

Exposed to the forces of the Atlantic Ocean, this peninsula on the Isle of Mull is the place to come face-to-face with the power of nature. Burg’s landscape is one of dramatic contrasts, with steep and craggy uplands, grassy lowlands and a rocky coastline. Fossil fiends will be captivated by the enormous MacCulloch’s fossil tree – an imprint of a tree trunk left in the cliffs around 50 million years ago. Bronze Age burial cairns, the ruins of an Iron Age settlement and the remains of 19th-century townships provide a reminder that this area hasn’t always been so free of people.  

Burg was bequeathed to the National Trust for Scotland in 1932, one of the first properties to come into our care. This 617ha property now forms part of a National Scenic Area and a Special Area of Conservation.