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.
Panoramic views of North Argyll and beyond
It’s well worth the climb up the hill from the foot of Beinn Lora for the stunning panorama of coast, islands and mountains. Picnic tables at wonderful vantage points give you a chance to catch your breath and take in the scenery and the Eagle's Eyrie viewpoint is an ideal photo opportunity.
Coastal Climb Trail
A short pull up the steep craggy hillside above Benderloch yields some great sea views across Tralee Bay and the Lynn of Lorn.
Wide, firm but uneven gravel and earth surface. Long steep slopes with some loose sections.
Allow ¾ hour
The view of Tralee Bay is one of the best places to spot Ireland from Scotland. A great spiot for a selfie!
Eagle’s Eyrie Trail
Feel on top of the world at the breath-taking bird’s eye viewpoint on this steep but spectacular trail on the slopes of Beinn Lora.
Long steep slopes for 500m. Wide, firm gravel and stone surface with some uneven and loose sections.
Allow 1½ hours
The breath-taking view from the Eyrie takes in Mull, the Lyne of Lorne, Lismore, the Morven peninsula and the hills north towards Appin. Higher still, at the forest edge, you’ll also see the gate which leads onto the open hill to reach the summit of Beinn Lora.
Climb Beinn Lora
Our Eagle’s Eyrie trail is also the start of the hill walking path to Beinn Lora. The summit isn’t very high – just 1,010 feet (308m) – but the views over the coast and islands, and back down Loch Etive to the Ben Cruachan range, are well worth the effort! (This is an unmarked route suitable for fit and experienced hill walkers only.)
These trails are also very popular with local hill runners looking for a strenuous workout.
Facilities & access
There's a small shop, petrol station and seasonal café in Benderloch.
Beinn Lora car park can be found at the south end of Benderloch village, just to the right of the petrol station.
National Cycle Route 78 passes nearby.
PA37 1QN is the nearest postcode.
Regular buses between Oban and Fort William stop in Benderloch. They also stop at Connel, which is the nearest railway station. Find details at Traveline Scotland.
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