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Some visitor centres are open – check individual web pages for more information. Our trails, toilets and car parks remain open. Plan ahead and enjoy your visit safely.

Alainn View

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COVID-19 update

Some FLS visitor centres are offering a reduced service, with walking and mountain bike trails remaining open, as are most toilets and car parks. Please check below for local updates on any closures.

We want to ensure your visit is an enjoyable and safe one.

Make sure you follow the Scottish Government’s FACTS advice – helping to protect yourself, your family and your local community, and follow the Scottish Outdoor Access Code helping to keep Scotland beautiful.

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

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 & access

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Parking

Pick up the essentials

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

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, at grid reference NM 517 534.

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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0300 067 6650 (option 2)
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