The Fossil Tree and Burg

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.

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