Tobermory Lighthouse Path Geology Walk - Route Details

TOBERMORY, Mull - Route Description



The Lighthouse path at Tobermory offers an easy walk in a beautiful location where lots of interesting geological features can be seen. Many of the distinctive aspects of Mull's complex geology can be found right beside the path. As well as volcanic features, there are also some neat exposures of faulting and fracturing of the rock. Columnar basalt can be seen at the lighthouse itself (although not as dramatic as in Staffa!) and it is along this path that Professor Heddle discovered the mineral "Tobermorite" in the late 19th century!

Easy walking along a track, muddy in places. some scrambling on the shore.  Some seaweed on the rocks so may be slippery.  Meet up at the start of the path just beside the RNLI building


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Geology of Mull and Iona - Further Information


 There is a phenomenal amount of interesting geology to be seen and experienced in these islands. For more information on it, please have a look at my other site "Geology of Mull & Iona" which hopefully will provide you with detailed up to date information as well as pictures and other resources