Geology

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Carsaig Arches

Carsaig Bay is one of the most scenically beautiful locations on the south coast of Mull and a haven for geologists, walkers and wildlife enthusiasts. The hamlet of Carsaig lies enclosed in a natural amphitheatre of towering basalt cliffs, producing some of the highest and most spectacular coastal scenery on the island. Read more

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Geology of Mull

Mull has not always been in its present position and form. Over geological time it has undergone enormous changes. Mull's oldest rocks formed way south in the southern hemisphere and Mull (in common with the British Isles) has gradually drifted northwards to its present day position. Read more

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Fossil Tree

The extremely exposed location of the Burg peninsula on the Isle of Mull gives it the name 'The Wilderness'. Burg was bequeathed to the National Trust in 1932 and was one of the first properties to come into the care of The National Trust for Scotland. Read more

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Mackinnon's Cave

Steeped in myth and magic and with great geological and topographical fascination, the short walk to MacKinnon’s Cave can be a testing scramble over muddy ground and a large boulder beach before the entrance to Abbot MacKinnon’s cave is reached. Read more

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