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.
Watch for eagles at this remote loch
The track along Loch Frisa is ideal for walking and cycling. Watch out for white-tailed and golden eagles, and don’t miss the FANK community & arts project, with its impressive sculpture.
For a longer adventure, continue along the forest road all the way to Glen Aros, where a peaceful abandoned graveyard is hidden amongst the trees.
Facilities & access
There are places to eat in Dervaig, about 2 miles to the west, or Tobermory, about 3 miles to the east. There are public toilets in Tobermory.
The car park is on the south side of the B8073 between Tobermory and Dervaig road, just west of the Mishnish Lochs.
The car park at Loch Frisa can get busy during the summer months, so we recommend arriving early.
PA75 6QN is the nearest postcode, but it’s about 2 miles to the west in Dervaig.
Buses between Tobermory and Dervaig pass the site. Plan your journey at Traveline Scotland.
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