Wednesday, 21 September 2022
Tweed Valley Osprey Project Co-ordinator, Di Bennett, brings us the latest update from the nest.
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.
Children will enjoy exploring the play trail, while their parents or guardians 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?
Alainn View look-out tower is currently closed. The car park is open and provides access to view the falls from the Waterfalls Trail
A short there and back trail, wide and flat with a smooth surface.
Allow 15 mins
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.
Allow ½ hour
Admire the reflections in the water, or come for the show of waterlilies in summer.
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.
Allow ½ hour
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.
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.
Allow 2 hours
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.
Public toilets, picnic benches, barbecue points, a disc golf course and a small play area are all available near the car park. Please note that the play area is currently closed for maintenance work.
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.
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.
PA75 6AD is the nearest postcode.
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 near the Aros Park trails. Check Traveline Scotland for details.
Explore abandoned villages and a remote bay
Watch for eagles at this remote loch