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Aros Park

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Latest forest information

  • Car parking charges are now in force at Aros Park. See the Facilities and access section for more details.
  • The toilets and play area are currently closed.
  • The Coastal Trail is diverted for a short section just below the main car park. Access will still be available through to the main car park by an alternative path - Follow all on ste work signage. Work expected to end July 2023.

Open water

  • This destination contains areas of open water which can be hazardous if you are not suitably prepared. Follow our water safety advice and take care.

About

Ferns, waterfalls and views to scenic Tobermory

Aros Park is like a fabulous back garden for the town of Tobermory. Trails wander through attractive woodland, lush with ferns and waterfalls. Viewpoints offer panoramas of picturesque Tobermory and the craggy face of Ardnamurchan over the Sound of Mull.

Children will enjoy exploring the play trail, while their parents or guardians prepare lunch at our free-to-use barbecue points. And if you're looking for a more relaxing way to spend your day, why not try your hand at trout fishing on the loch?

Walking trails

Aros Park route card (PDF)

Walking

Lochan Trail

A gentle wander around idyllic Lochan a Ghurrabain, with its edges laced with beautiful beech, cypress and oak trees.

Largely smooth and wide gravel surface. Some uneven sections and exposed tree roots. Generally flat with a short steep slope down to the lochan. Includes a bridge and some steps. Some parts may be muddy.

Moderate trail grade icon
1 miles / 1.7 km

Allow
½ hour

More information

Admire the reflections in the water, or come for the show of waterlilies in summer.

Walking

The Waterfalls Trail

Follow the Aros Burn through charming woodland to a pair of spectacular waterfalls.

Uneven gravel and earth surface with rough rocky sections. Long slope with several steep sections. Includes one road crossing. May be muddy after rain.

Strenuous trail grade icon
¾ miles / 1.4 km

Allow
½ hour

Walking

Coastal Trail (diverted)

A trail notice is in effect

The Coastal Trail is diverted just  below Aros Park car park to allow for construction works on the pier. Access will still be available through to the car park. Please follow on site signage.

Works should be completed July 2023.

A great link between Aros Park and Tobermory along the dramatic wooded shore of Tobermory Bay. There are views over to Calve Island.

Uneven gravel surface with earthy and rough rocky sections. Some steep slopes and flights of steps. Includes narrow bridges and parts that may be muddy.

Strenuous trail grade icon
3 miles / 4.7 km

Allow
2 hours

More information

More than just a journey from town to the park, this trail has fine views across the bay and a picnic spot along the way.

Activities

Disc Golf trial 

Aros Park is now home to our first ever Disc Golf course. This 9-hole course is free to the public, and there is a small supply of discs available on site for those who wish to try it out.

The sport, popularised in the US, is now a fast-growing sport world-wide. It requires players to make their way around the course using a flying disc instead of clubs and golf balls, and metal baskets replacing holes. The baskets have hanging chains above them that are designed to catch the incoming discs, which then fall into the basket, for a score.

For more information about the sport and how and where to take part, visit the Scottish Disc Golf Association. Visitors can use the free UDisk app to keep score during the game.

Facilities and access

Walking
Walking
Toilets
Toilets
Parking (charge)
Parking (charge)
Easy-access facilities
Easy-access facilities
Viewpoint
Viewpoint
Play area
Play area
Barbeque
Barbeque

Public toilets, picnic benches, barbecue points, a disc golf course and a small play area are all available near the car park. Please note that the play area is currently closed for maintenance work.

Accessibility

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Car parking information

The charges to park at this forest car park are:

  • £1 for up to 1 hour – all vehicles
  • £3 for all day
  • Blue Badge holders park free. Please display your Blue Badge clearly.

Payment can be made using RingGo.

Please park with care and consideration. In particular, please park in designated parking areas only and do not block entrances or gates. Nearby car parks with free parking can be found in our Forest Search, marked as a 'P' without the £ symbol.

Annual parking pass available:

Available in advance by downloading the application form and emailing to the Regional Office. Please read our Annual Pass terms and conditions (PDF) before applying.

West Coast Car Park Pass - £40 per car and £100 per mini bus/coach
FLS National Car Park Pass - £100 per car and £150 per mini bus/coach

Valid at all Forestry and Land Scotland car parks except Tentsmuir.

FLS National Pass application form

 

Getting here

Walk from Tobermory: the scenic Coastal Trail starts behind the Harbour Building/Mull Aquarium. Follow the path for 1¼ miles (2km) to reach Aros Park.

By car: the entrance to Aros Park is on the north side of the A848, about ¾ mile (1.2km) outside Tobermory.

Using SatNav?

PA75 6AD is the nearest postcode.

Public transport

The Craignure-Tobermory bus service passes the entrance to Aros Park, although there is a ¾ mile (1.2km) walk along the driveway to the marked trails. Buses can also stop near the Aros Park trails. Check Traveline Scotland for details.

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Explore further 

Mull is home to other fantastic informal forest walks for you to visit while on the island. Please use the grid references below to visit some of our other less visited sites.

  • Loch Frisa (North car park): NM4623 5230           
  • Loch Frisa (South car park): NM5536 4592
  • Ardmore: NM 4855 5580
  • Loch Torr Hide (Quinish forest): NM 4501 5258

Get in touch

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Phone
0300 067 6650 (option 2)
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