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Most of our visitor centres, car parks and mountain bike trails are now open. Check what’s open near you before you travel and enjoy your visit safely.

Glen Aros

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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.

Please bear with us and check back regularly for updates. You can also find more information by visiting our COVID-19 page and our FAQs.

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.

Guide map to the forests of the Isle of Mull (PDF 4.5MB)

Walking trails


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.

¾ miles / 1.4 km

¾ hour

Facilities & access

Picnic area
Picnic area

There are places to eat and public toilets in Salen, about 1 ¾ miles (2.8 km) to the south.

Getting here

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

Using SatNav?

PA72 6JP is the nearest postcode, on the A848 just south of the turning for the forest.

Public transport

Buses between Tobermory and Craignure pass the road end, about 400 metres from Glen Aros. Check Traveline Scotland for details.

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0300 067 6650 (option 2)
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