Fauna & Flora
Mull is known as Eagle Island and we have two pairs of Golden Eagles that nest on the estate and two pairs of Sea Eagles are seen regularly hunting on the estate. There are approximately 7 resident Otters, a colony of seals, huge herds of Red Deer and feral Goats.
Mull is one of the islands of the Inner Hebrides. It lies off Oban, from where there is a regular ferry crossing. Within the island there is a huge variety of scenery ranging from the crofting areas around Bunessan, through mountain and moorland to native and more modern woodland. Spectacular rocky shorelines and sandy beaches complement the largely unspoilt scenery.
For hill walkers Mull has some lovely walking over 2,000 feet with superb views to the outer islands und up beyond Ben Nevis on the mainland of Scotland. There are also splendid coastal walks along rugged, unspoilt shores. Ben More is one of the few Munro’s you can ascend direct from sea level.
For anglers there are lochs all over the island where wild brown trout can be caught. There are also some small spate rivers where it is possible to catch salmon and sea trout. There is also fantastic sea angling renowned for large skate and conger.
For Bird watchers Mull is a real mecca. Apart from the well publisized sea eagles over 200 species of birds have been recorded on the island. The field voles found on Mull are 1/3 bigger than those found on the mainland. This is why Mull is such a haven for birds of pray.
With a geological history spanning more than 2000 million years on display Mull is a paradise for Geologists with a vast variety of rocks. Apart from Fingal’s Cave and the Carsaig Arches there are fossil beds, volcanic sills and dykes and glaciated valleys.
Tobermory at the north end of the island is very picturesque with its brightly coloured shops and houses and of course is the setting for the children’s program Balamory. Apart from this it boasts a distillery, brewery, chocolate shop, fish smokers, potery, bakery and is the centre for Whale watching trips.
With its crystal clear waters the sea around Mull produces some of the finest shell fish. If you don’t want to collect your own cockles and mussels from Pennyghael estate shoreline, we can direct you to local fresh seafood suppliers selling scallops, mussels, crabs, lobsters, oysters and prawns.
We are a traditional Sporting Estate and in season there may be opportunities for Deer Stalking, Rough Shooting, Wildfowling and Fishing.