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Garmony

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Moving Machinery will be working in this area cutting roadside verges between now and December.  Please follow all safety information you come across on site and contact enquires.west@forestryandland.gov.scot prior to your visit to get more detailed information so you can plan ahead.

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Picnic on Mull's wild coast

Garmony is a great place to admire the view or have a picnic. If you feel like some exercise, the coastal trail between here and Fishnish is an excellent way to explore Mull’s wild sea shore. The sharp, plaintive call of oystercatchers makes a perfect soundtrack to the scene, and if you’re lucky you may spot otters or porpoises.

Walking trails

Garmony route card (PDF)

Walking

Coastal Trail

Follow the low rocky shore of the Sound of Mull between Fishnish and Garmony. Great views of the Morvern peninsula and an opportunity to see oystercatchers on the rocks.

Uneven grassy and gravel surface, with some rough rocky and earthy sections. Some short steep slopes. Includes narrow sections of boardwalk and several muddy areas.

Strenuous trail grade icon
4 miles / 6.5 km

Allow
2 hours

More information

This trail along the coast and back links Garmony with Fishnish, close to the ferry terminal for the crossing to Lochaline. The oystercatchers often create an atmospheric mood with their high, piping call.

Facilities and access

Walking
Walking
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Parking
Viewpoint
Viewpoint
Picnic area
Picnic area

Public toilets, a café and a tourist information centre can be found in Craignure, approximately 3 miles to the east.

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.

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Getting here

Garmony is about 4 miles west of Craignure on the road to Salen/Tobermory. The car park is on the north side of the road, near Isle of Mull Rugby Club.

Using SatNav?

PA65 6BA is the nearest postcode, but is about 1 mile north on the A849.

Public transport

Bus services between Craignure and Tobermory pass the entrance to Garmony. Plan your journey at Traveline Scotland.

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Explore further 

Mull is home to other fantastic informal forest walks for you to visit while on the island. Please use the grid references below to visit some of our other less visited sites.

  • Loch Frisa (North car park): NM4623 5230           
  • Loch Frisa (South car park): NM5536 4592
  • Scallastle: NM 7123 3754
  • Ardmore: NM 4855 5580
  • Loch Torr Hide (Quinish forest): NM 4501 5258

Get in touch

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Phone
0300 067 6650 (option 2)
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Nearby forests

A wildlife hide next to the sea with conifers behind

Watch for otters and porpoises in the Sound of Mull

Facilities and activities
Walking
Walking
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Parking
Wildlife hide
Wildlife hide
Viewpoint
Viewpoint
Picnic area
Picnic area
Distance from 'Garmony': 1.48 miles
A small pool of water standing no a stony shore with natural grass and a sail boat in the water

An ancient 'wishing stone' and a peaceful picnic site

Facilities and activities
Walking
Walking
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Parking
Viewpoint
Viewpoint
Picnic area
Picnic area
Distance from 'Garmony': 4.70 miles
Stone carving in shape of a cross

Explore a historic graveyard or head into the hills

Facilities and activities
Walking
Walking
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Parking
Picnic area
Picnic area
Distance from 'Garmony': 5.69 miles