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Isle of Mull
Argyll & Bute

The exposed location of Burg, open to the full force of the Atlantic weather, together with its colloquial name 'The Wilderness', give an indication of the wild terrain of this property.

Volcanic eruptions many millions of years ago formed the distinctive stepped outline of the peninsula, as the molten lava cooled to form the cliffs which can be seen today. Although the area is now almost devoid of trees, the sea cliff beyond Burg Farm retains the impression of a tree, known as MacCulloch's Fossil Tree, engulfed by the lava flow perhaps 50 million years ago.

There is no resident property manager, enquiries to NTS, Argyll, Lochaber & the Western Isles Regional Office (telephone number above). Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times and cannot negotiate the ladder.

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By footpath, 7 miles west of Tiroran, off B8035 on north shore of Loch Scridain. Visitors cars are not permitted beyond the car park at Tiroran: a 7 mile walk on a path which becomes very rough and precipitous culminates in a steep descent to the beach by an iron ladder. The tree is only accessible at low tide by following this path.

Burg Postcode for SatNav: PA65


+44 (0)1631 570 000 (NTS Regional Office)

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