The Fossil Tree and Burg

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please note that the coastal path is currently blocked by a landslide about halfway between Burg farm and the fossil tree - it is not currently possible to reach the latter. MacCulloch's Fossil Tree is a geological wonder at the western tip of the Ardmeanach Peninsula. The walk to it is both remote and challenging - and no place for those with a fear of heights. It is set amidst stunning coastal scenery. The final section on the shore is tidal - check the tide times before setting out and try to reach this section whilst the tide is still receding. For further information on this fascinating area, see Ben Dolphin's article 'The Lost World of Mull'.


Good track to Burg, then narrow but clear path, becoming increasingly exposed, including descent of ladder. Rough walking on tidal rocky shore.

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Small official parking area beyond Tiroran on the track to the Burg. Open start point in Google Maps for directions.

Hillwalking in Winter

Please note that hillwalking when there is snow lying requires an ice-axe, crampons and the knowledge, experience and skill to use them correctly. All route descriptions and difficulties given here are for summer conditions. See our Winter Skills page for basic information on the essential skills, techniques and knowledge needed for winter hillwalking.

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