Coastal forests off the beaten track
The Year of Coasts & Waters has been extended throughout 2021, showcasing some of Scotland’s most beautiful landscapes. However, our amazing coastline isn’t all about beaches or cliffs, and it comes in lots of different shapes and sizes.
Here, we’ve picked our favourite coastal forests to inspire you to explore and learn more about Scotland’s incredible coastal landscapes.
This forest is often seen as the back garden of Tobermory. It is an oasis, full of lush ferns and waterfalls, and scenic viewpoints of Tobermory and the craggy face of Ardnamurchan over the Sound of Mull. Aros Park is great for the whole family.
Alainn View is a great easy hike and is one of our many accessible hikes. This 0.2 km stroll brings you to a great lookout over the plunging Aros Burn waterfall. For those wanting to venture further out, try the Coastal Trail, which takes you along Tobermory Bay with stunning views of Calve Island.
Corlarach means 'common pasture' in Gaelic and was used by local folk to graze their cattle and sheep. This coastal forest rises high above Dunoon giving you fabulous views over the Firth of Clyde and Loch Striven, as well as a great chance to see local wildlife. With walking and cycling trails, there is lots to explore at Corlarach.