COVID-19 and Forestry and Land Scotland
FLS has reduced its operations to felling that is contributing to essential business requirements to help keep Scotland ticking over. Our staff are working from home where possible; staff who are working continue to practise social distancing rigorously following Government and NHS guidance to keep safe.
Fresh air and being outdoors benefits physical and mental health and well-being, and for local visitors the majority of walking trails on Scotland’s national forests and land remain open. Be aware that staff cannot maintain our standard checks and maintenance. All our mountain biking trails and all car parks are closed.
All visitors are reminded to maintain social distance at all times.
Aros Park Forest Notice
The toilet facilities in Aros Park are closed until further notice due to the ongoing COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation. We encourage people to continue to visit our forests whilst remaining mindful of all public health guidance at NHS Inform.
The upper section of the Waterfalls Trail is temporarily closed due to damage caused by a wash out. See below for details.
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?
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.
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.
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 a wash out. The Lookout Tower can still be accessed from the top car park, which is accessed directly from the A848. The Lookout Tower cannot be accessed from the main Aros Park Car Park. Please follow all safety signage.
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.
Facilities & access
Public toilets, picnic benches, barbecue points and a small play area are all available near the car park.
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 at Alainn View which links to the Aros Park trails. Check Traveline Scotland for details.
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