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Aros Park

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Aros Park Forest Notice

We hope you’ve been enjoying the walking trails at your nearby forests during lockdown. As Scottish Government COVID-19 restrictions ease, we look forward to welcoming you back more fully, and are working hard to reopen our facilities as soon as safely possible.

At this location:

  • The car park is open and will be free of charge.
  • Toilets are closed while we work to make them safe for you to use by implementing new Health Protection Scotland guidance on cleaning and maintenance. Please “go before you go” and check helpful apps or websites to find toilets that are open nearby.

Please bear with us and check back regularly for updates. You can also find more information by visiting our COVID-19 page and our FAQs.


The upper section of the Waterfalls Trail is temporarily closed due to damage caused by heavy rain.

Ferns, waterfalls and views to scenic Tobermory

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.

On the edge of the site, there's a spectacular look-out at Alainn View that will lift you high into the tree tops. Children will enjoy exploring the play trail, while their parents 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?

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

Walking trails

Walking

Alainn View (Look-out Tower)

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

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

Easy (all abilities)
miles / 0.2 km

Allow
15 mins

Walking

Lochan Trail

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.

Moderate
1 miles / 1.7 km

Allow
½ hour

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Admire the reflections in the water, or come for the show of waterlilies in summer.

Walking

The Waterfalls Trail (closed)

A trail notice is in effect

The upper section of the Waterfalls Trail is temporarily closed due to damage caused by heavy rain.

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
¾ miles / 1.4 km

Allow
½ hour

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There are three waterfalls in Aros Park: this trail takes you past two of them on the way to Alainn View. From the lookout here there are great views across the bay, and after heavy rain the surging burn is spectacular.

Walking

Coastal Trail

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. One long steep slope and some flights of steps. Includes narrow bridges and parts that may be muddy.

Strenuous
3 miles / 4.7 km

Allow
2 hours

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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.

Facilities & access

Toilets
Toilets
Parking
Parking
Easy-access facilities
Easy-access facilities
Play area
Play area
Barbeque
Barbeque

Public toilets, picnic benches, barbecue points and a small play area are all available near the car park.

Getting here

Walk from Tobermory: The scenic Coastal Trail starts behind the Harbour Building/Mull Aquarium. Follow the green waymarkers 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.

Using SatNav?

PA75 6AD is the nearest postcode.

Public transport

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 at Alainn View which links to the Aros Park trails. Check Traveline Scotland for details.

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Phone
0300 067 6650 (option 2)
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