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Our visitor centres are currently closed. Our trails for walking and biking, as well as toilets and car parks, remain open. Plan ahead and enjoy your visit safely.

Glen Aros

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COVID-19 update

All FLS visitor centres are currently closed. Walking and mountain bike trails remain open, as do most toilets and car parks, but do check below for local updates for closures.

We want to ensure your visit is an enjoyable and safe one.

Make sure you follow the Scottish Government’s FACTS advice – helping to protect yourself, your family and your local community, and follow the Scottish Outdoor Access Code helping to keep Scotland beautiful.

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.

Moderate trail grade icon
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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