Glen Aros Forest Notices
COVID-19 has changed lots of things we do. And as we re-open the majority of our facilities and welcome more of you back in Phase 3, we need your help to do it safely. Please check what’s open before you travel; enjoy your visit safely by following NHS and Scottish Government guidance; take your litter home with you; and follow the Scottish Outdoor Access Code.
At this location:
- The car park is open and normal charges (if any) now apply.
Explore a historic graveyard or head into the hills
A delightful woodland with an historic graveyard hidden among the trees. Follow the circular route through the forest, or set off on the long trek to Loch Frisa. This longer route is particularly suited to cyclists, but adventurous walkers and horse riders are more than welcome too.
Glen Aros was once home to the medieval chapel of Cill an Ailean. Its graveyard is a peaceful place with some fascinating headstones.
Cill An Ailean Trail
Discover the beautiful old gravestones in this peaceful burial ground, now lost deep within the forest.
Section of uneven grassy path with some exposed tree roots. One steep slope. Includes a narrow section of boardwalk and some low branches. Parts may be muddy.
Allow ¾ hour
Facilities & access
There are places to eat and public toilets in Salen, about 1 ¾ miles (2.8 km) to the south.
Glen Aros is on the west side of A848 between Tobermory and Salen. Take the turning for our local office and follow the track past the building for about 400 metres to find the Glen Aros car park
PA72 6JP is the nearest postcode, on the A848 just south of the turning for the forest.
Buses between Tobermory and Craignure pass the road end, about 400 metres from Glen Aros. Check Traveline Scotland for details.
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