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Alainn View look-out tower is permanently closed.

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.

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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.

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Alainn View route card (PDF)

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Alainn View (Look-out Tower) (closed)

A trail notice is in effect

Alainn View look-out tower is currently closed. The car park and Look Out Tower Trail will be closed from Monday 27 June until futher notice for works to carry out the removal of the Look Out Tower. Strictly no access. Part of the Waterfalls Trail will be closed near the Look Out Tower. All trails to be accessed from the main car park down in Aros Park itself until works end.

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

More information

The look out tower is closed until further notice. Strictly no access is allowed onto the structure. The Waterfalls Trail down into into Aros Park remains open

Walking

The Waterfalls Trail (diverted)

A trail notice is in effect

Trail access into Aros Park from the Alainn View car park will be closed from the Alainn View car park on Monday 27th June until further notice for works to be carried out on site to remove the Look out Tower. The main Aros car park will remain open with an option of accessing other trails including part of 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

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This trail takes you past two of the three waterfalls in Aros Park. 

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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.

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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.

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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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