Thursday, 07 December 2023
The broch of...
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?
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.
Allow ½ hour
Admire the reflections in the water, or come for the show of waterlilies in summer.
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.
Allow ½ hour
The Coastal Trail is diverted for a short section just below the main car park due to the upgrade of the old buildings. Access will still be available through to the main car park by an alternative path - please follow all on site work signage. Work is expected to continue into 2024.
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.
Allow 2 hours
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.
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.
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.
The charges to park at this forest car park are:
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.
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.
Valid at Braveheart (Glen Nevis), Loch Linnhe, Loch Oich, Aros Park (Mull), North Face, Ariundle, Glencoe Lochan, Glengarry, Glen Righ, Àrd-Àirigh, Garbh Eilean Wildlife Hide, Barnluasgan, Sutherland's Grove, Strone Hill, Glen Lochy, Fearnoch, Carradale (Grianan), Carradale (Port Na Storm), Ardcastle, Achnabreac.
Valid at all Forestry and Land Scotland car parks except Tentsmuir.
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.
PA75 6AD is the nearest postcode.
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.
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.
Explore abandoned villages and a remote bay
Explore this large forest with views to the Outer Hebrides