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Alainn View

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Enjoy your visit safely:

  • Read our Covid-19 Information in advance of your visit.
  • Most of our forests and facilities are open, but use our website to check before you travel.
  • Do not light campfires or use disposable barbecues.
  • Park considerately, taking care not to park on verges or block gates or roads.

About

Climb the lookout for fantastic views of fast-flowing waters

From this specially-built lookout there are great views over the tree tops to Tobermory and down to the plunging Aros River waterfall. It’s spectacular after heavy rain, as the peaty water thunders towards the sea.

The path to the look-out is 109 yards (100 metres) long, and is wide and flat with a smooth firm surface. It’s suitable for wheelchairs and buggies all the way to the lookout, with no obstacles.

Guide map to the forests of the Isle of Mull (PDF 4.5MB)

Walking trails (2)

Walking

Alainn View

Access the look-out tower from the Alainn View car park. This lookout offers great views of the plunging Aros Burn waterfall.

Unwaymarked short there and back trail, wide and flat with a smooth surface.

Easy (all abilities) trail grade icon
miles / 0.1 km

Allow
¼ hours

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

More information

This trail takes you past two of the three waterfalls in Aros Park. From the lookout here there are great views across the bay, and after heavy rain the surging burn is spectacular.

Facilities and access

Walking
Walking
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Parking
All ability trails
All ability trails
Viewpoint
Viewpoint

Pick up the essentials

There are places to eat, shops and public toilets in Tobermory.

Car parking information

There is no charge to park in this car park. Please park with care and consideration. In particular please park in designated parking areas only and do not block entrances or gates.

More about parking

Getting here

The look-out makes a great destination for a walk from Aros Park, or you can come here direct. From Tobermory, take the A848 towards Salen and continue for just over ½ mile (800 metres) past the entrance to Aros Park. The car park is on the left.

Using SatNav?

PA75 6QB is the nearest postcode.

Public transport

Buses between Craignure and Tobermory pass Alainn View. Check Traveline Scotland for details.

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Nearby forests

Lily pads in pond at Aros Park

Ferns, waterfalls and views to scenic Tobermory

Facilities and activities
Walking
Walking
Toilets
Toilets
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Parking
Easy-access facilities
Easy-access facilities
Viewpoint
Viewpoint
Play area
Play area
Barbeque
Barbeque
Distance from 'Alainn View': 0.31 miles
Close up of conifer needles

Explore abandoned villages and a remote bay

Facilities and activities
Walking
Walking
Parking icon
Parking
Viewpoint
Viewpoint
Picnic area
Picnic area
Distance from 'Alainn View': 1.83 miles
Lonely tree in Loch Frisa with mountains beyond

Watch for eagles at this remote loch

Facilities and activities
Walking
Walking
Parking icon
Parking
Viewpoint
Viewpoint
Picnic area
Picnic area
Distance from 'Alainn View': 2.27 miles

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Phone
0300 067 6650 (option 2)
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