About Mull

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The isle of Mull, and the smaller isles surrounding it, is fast becoming known as the wildlife capital of Britain! A Hebridean wilderness where nature still dominates despite the many thousands of years of human occupation.

It is here on Mull that you will meet otters playing on the rocky coastline, where you will see buzzards, kestrels and golden eagles flying above you and you will walk across a black basalt landscape covered in wild plantlife including lousewort, many species of orchid and the ubiquitous bracken and heather. It is here you can hear the screech of short eared owls hunting at dusk and where you can watch pipistrelle bats hunt for insects. It is also the place to come to spend time amongst the midges!

Mull is also the fourth largest island surroundng Britain and has a coastline approximately 300 miles long but the configuration of peninsulas and lochs means you are never far from the sea.

The definitive publication for anyone interested in the natural history of Mull should read Jermy, A.C and Crabbe, J.A. (Ed.) 1978. The Island of Mull: A survey of its Flora and Environment. London. British Museum (Natural History). Information about other publications can be found here.

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This page last updated on 5 Sep 2015