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Glen Aros

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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.

Walking trails

Glen Aros route card (PDF)

Walking

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

Allow
¾ hour

Facilities and access

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Walking
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Parking
Picnic area
Picnic area

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

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

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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Phone
0300 067 6650 (option 2)
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Nearby forests

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 'Glen Aros': 2.30 miles
Conifer tree with dew in the morning

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 'Glen Aros': 4.50 miles
Stream flowing over grey rocks

Climb the lookout for fantastic views of fast-flowing waters

Facilities and activities
Walking
Walking
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Parking
All ability trails
All ability trails
Viewpoint
Viewpoint
Distance from 'Glen Aros': 5.11 miles