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COVID-19 and Forestry and Land Scotland

FLS has reduced its operations to felling that is contributing to essential business requirements to help keep Scotland ticking over. Our staff are working from home where possible; staff who are working continue to practise social distancing rigorously following Government and NHS guidance to keep safe.

Fresh air and being outdoors benefits physical and mental health and well-being, and for local visitors the majority of walking trails on Scotland’s national forests and land remain open. Be aware that staff cannot maintain our standard checks and maintenance. All our mountain biking trails and all car parks are closed.

All visitors are reminded to maintain social distance at all times.

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Glen Aros

Where we are

Forest notice

The Cill An Ailean Trail will be closed on 14 March for the Mull Rally. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

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

A trail notice is in effect

The Cill An Ailean trail will be closed on 14 March for the Mull Rally. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

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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