Geology Attractions

Geologists love Mull because it has such a long and interesting history (the oldest rocks on Iona are about 2000 million years old), and it has unique structures and rocks found nowhere else in the world (such as the Loch Ba Ring Dyke and felsite).

MacKinnon’s Cave

geology attractionsSteeped 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.

Fossil Tree

geology attractionsThe 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.

Carsaig Arches

geology attractions

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.