Walks Programme


The Walks Programme for 2022 is now underwayl. The following weekly  geology walks are on offer. Please note that the walks are all weather dependent. Some shore access is required and the rocks may be slippery or covered in seaweed.


The programme for August  will be updated mid-end July


 I am also available at other times for private bespoke walks for individuals or small groups. Please get in contact if you want a private guided walk. (Details on the Contact page)



NEW! Ardnamurchan Geology Walk


Mingary Pier: Friday 19th August

Start time: 10:15, finishes about 15:30 - 16:00


Cost: £20 per person, £15 children


Meet at the pier at Mingary (the boat to and from Tobermory leaves from here) There is an interpretation board by the Geopark which has excellent information nearby. The walk will look at the older Jurassic and Moine rocks on the shore and how they have been intruded and affected by Tertiary igneous activity. We will have a good look at what are called "cone sheets" These intrusions are common in Ardnmaurchan (and also Mull and Skye) and the ones at Mingary Pier are absolute textbook examples


We will look at the rocks, the landscape and how geological processes have shaped the land to give us what we see today. The rocks of the area will be explained in context of the wider Hebridean area. The overall geology of the Ardnamurchan area will  be looked at and why it is so important.




Tobermory Lighthouse Path Geology Walk:


Tobermory: Friday 2nd Sept, Friday 23rd Sept

Start time: 2pm, finishes about 4:30 - 5:00 pm


Note: During June, July and August, this may be offered as an Evening Walk, starting at 7pm Details will be pubiished here and on Social Media


Cost £12 per person


Meet at the start of the Lighthouse path near the RNLI building - the walk will take approx 2 - 3 hours and goes to the lighthouse and a little beyond. A good opportunity to see lots of volcanic features up close in an easy setting. Plus a textbook example of a fault!  Great views over to Ardnamurchan and Morvern. Columnar basalts at the Lighthouse. Also some Jurassic rocks (much older) at the lighthouse and beyond


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Ulva Geology Walk


Island of Ulva: Thursday 25th August, Friday 9th Sept, Friday 30th Sept

Start time: 10:00 am, Ulva Ferry Slipway. Finishes about 5pm


Cost: £25 per person


Meet at the Ulva Ferry slipway (on the Mull side) Take the small boat over and the walk starts at the slipway on the Ulva side. The walk follows tracks and paths on the south east side of the island. Lots of interesting geology and the some of the best basalt columns in these islands!


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Calgary Geology Walk



Start time: 10:00 am at Calgary Beach Car Park (North end of the beach)


Cost £15 per person


Meet at Calgary Beach carpark (north end of the beach) The walk involves following the shore path as far as the pier plus a short easy walk up the track above the pier. Lots of nice volcanic geology and great introduction to the geology of Mull. Also the added bonus of some Ross of Mull Granite at the old pier. Learn about the processes that shaped this landscape in one of the most beautiful parts of North Mull

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NOTE CAREFULLY: Please read the FAQ page for more information.



If you are interested in any of these trips, please book a place by the following methods:

Email: info@mullgeology.scot   (Please note this is the preferred contact method)
Text Message: 07769 712745
Mobile Phone: 07769 712745
Facebook PM: https://www.facebook.com/mullandionageology/

Twitter: @geologymull

NB: A trip may need to be cancelled or  postponed due to weather. If there is a possibility of this happening (due to a bad forecast),  a confirmation text / email will be sent the night before a trip to confirm that it is definitely going ahead.  

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