Distance: 12 miles / 19km
Time: 5 to 7 hours
The Burg and Fossil tree walk starts at Tiroran and goes along the remote western tip of the Ardmeanach Peninsula of Mull, which features some of the most dramatic coastal scenery the island has to offer with awe inspiring rock formations. Keep an eye out for wildlife as golden eagles, otters, red deer and wild goats inhabit this region.
The terrain is good but becomes increasingly exposed as it approaches a rusty ladder which you have to climb down, which is not suited the faint hearted or those afraid of heights. Once down the ladder, there is a walk along the shore – some parts are inaccessible at high tide so remember to check the tide times!
As you reach the end you will see two impressive cascading waterfalls before turning the corner to see the Fossil Tree. It appears as a long groove up the cliff face and was caused by molten lava from Ben More around 50 million years ago.