about Pennyghael estate
FROM SEA TO SEA
The Pennyghael Estate is on the Ross of Mull in the south west of the island. The estate stretches from sea to sea across the full width of the Ross, from the shores of Loch Scridain in the north to the sea cliffs at Carsaig on Mull's southern shore, where the views extend to Jura, Islay and Colonsay. Estate lands stretch some 5 miles westwards from Pennyghael village.
Inhabited since the iron age and possibly before, Pennyghael has a rich historical background - find out more about the estate's history here.
WILDLIFE ON SEA AND LAND
Mull is known for its abundance of wildlife and Pennyghael Estate is no exception. Visitors may see otters, grey and common seals on the loch shore, sea eagles and golden eagles overhead, as well as red deer, our iconic feral goats and hardy flock of Soay sheep on the hillsides.
Up to five breeding pairs of hen harrier have been recorded on Pennyghael Estate as well as four species of owl. Peregrine and merlin falcons nest on the estate along with a host of other birds. We are happy to point you to the best viewing spots.
The cliffs near Carsaig along the southern boundary of Pennyghael Estate are designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest and are a real attraction for geologists as well as our visitors enjoying an afternoon's fossil hunt.
The Estate has some wonderful hill lochs for fishing and you can collect mussels and oysters from the beach close to the holiday cottages.
WALKING THE WILDERNESS
For keen walkers, Mull has endless opportunities, from an ascent of Ben More, the highest mountain on the island, to splendid coastal walks along rugged unspoilt shores.
Closer to home, visitors are welcome to walk in the Estate outwith the shooting season (September to February).