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Aros Park

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Enjoy your visit safely:

  • Read our COVID-19 Information in advance of your visit.
  • Most of our forests and facilities are open, but use our website to check before you travel.
  • Do not light campfires or use disposable barbecues.
  • Park considerately, taking care not to park on verges or block gates or roads.
  • Take care on or around open water. Find out more on our Water Safety page.

Latest forest information

The Coastal Trail currently has a diversion due to a footbridge closure. Alainn View Lookout Tower is closed, however the car park remains open. The toilets are currently closed until further notice.

About

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 (4)

Walking

Alainn View (Look-out Tower) (closed)

A trail notice is in effect

The Alainn View Look-Out Tower is currently closed with no access until further notice. 

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) trail grade icon
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 trail grade icon
1 miles / 1.7 km

Allow
½ hour

More information

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

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

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 (closed)

A trail notice is in effect

The Coastal Trail is partially closed due to the bridge near Aros Park currently out of action. Diversion to and from Tobermory is in place. No access is to be taken over the closed footbridge.

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 trail grade icon
3 miles / 4.7 km

Allow
2 hours

More information

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 and access

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

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

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.

More about parking

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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Nearby forests

Stream flowing over grey rocks

Climb the lookout for fantastic views of fast-flowing waters

Facilities and activities
Walking
Walking
Parking icon
Parking
All ability trails
All ability trails
Viewpoint
Viewpoint
Distance from 'Aros Park': 0.31 miles
Close up of conifer needles

Explore abandoned villages and a remote bay

Facilities and activities
Walking
Walking
Parking icon
Parking
Viewpoint
Viewpoint
Picnic area
Picnic area
Distance from 'Aros Park': 1.64 miles
Lonely tree in Loch Frisa with mountains beyond

Watch for eagles at this remote loch

Facilities and activities
Walking
Walking
Parking icon
Parking
Viewpoint
Viewpoint
Picnic area
Picnic area
Distance from 'Aros Park': 2.43 miles

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Phone
0300 067 6650 (option 2)
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