Burg, Isle of Mull

Burg, Isle of Mull’s stunning Ardmeanach peninsular, is known as The Wildnerness.

Take a look out of the kitchen window at Mull holiday cottage Traigh Mhor and you’ll see Burg in all its glory.

Formed following volcanic eruptions millions of years ago, it is one of the last areas of wilderness in Europe. And its distinctive stepped cliffs – created as the molten lava cooled – can be seen for miles.

Since 1932, it has been managed by the National Trust for Scotland (NTS) and has been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest to protect areas of species-rich heath and grasslands.

Many visitors come to Burg to see MacCulloch’s Fossil Tree, believed to be 50 million years old. But to find it, you need to climb down a ladder in the cliff onto the shore and then walk some more, past two waterfalls.

Burg offers fantastic walking on Mull but it is rough-going and very isolated. The walk to the fossil tree and back to the car park is around 14 miles. The NTS says visitors should allow 5-6 hours.

Open all year, daily.

Look out for wild goats, golden eagles and sea eagles.