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Mull’s forests are wonderful places to see some of the island’s rich wildlife, and with plenty of woodland close to the shore you might well see dolphins and sea birds as well as squirrels and crossbills. The trees hide intriguing historic features too, from ancient standing stones to forgotten villages and atmospheric graveyards.

White-tailed eagle flying across a clear blue sky

Mull is known as Eagle Island due to its population of huge white tailed eagles and majestic golden eagles. A visit to the Mull Eagle Watch project is highly recommended!

Forests to visit

A rocky bayArdmore

The place for stunning views of Coll, Tiree and Rum, and a fascinating journey of discovery as you find old houses and settlements among the trees.



A view across an old pier towards a town across the waterAros Park

Just a step away from Tobermory, there’s lush woodland with a play trail, barbecue area and an exciting waterfall.

Aros Park


A concrete triangulation point on a grassy headlandFishnish

While away the time watching the ferries come and go, or spot sea birds.



Thick grassland next to the Sound of MullGarmony

Stop for a picnic with a superb view, or explore the exciting coast path between here and Fishnish.



An old graveyard overgrown with ferns and treesGlen Aros

A historic graveyard nestles in this charming woodland. You can join the trail through to Loch Frisa too.

Glen Aros


A view across rough moorland towards a lochLoch Frisa

A taste of Mull’s wilder side on a journey past the loch to Glen Aros.

Loch Frisa


A view across the sea towards distant mountainsQuinish

Ride or walk through the forest above tiny Dervaig village, with superb views out to the Hebrides.



A small but rapid waterfallScallastle

When you want a wee work out, head up towards the Scallastle River through woodland where native species are making a comeback.