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Alainn View

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Alainn View Forest Notices

COVID-19 has changed lots of things we do. And as we re-open the majority of our facilities and welcome more of you back in Phase 3, we need your help to do it safely. Please check what’s open before you travel; enjoy your visit safely by following NHS and Scottish Government guidance; take your litter home with you; and follow the Scottish Outdoor Access Code.

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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.

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

Walking trails


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)
miles / 0.1 km

¼ hours


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.

¾ miles / 1.4 km

½ hour

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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


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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