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Mull’s forests are wonderful places to see some of the island’s rich wildlife, and with plenty of woodland close to the shore you might well see dolphins and sea birds as well as squirrels and crossbills. The trees hide intriguing historic features too, from ancient standing stones to forgotten villages and atmospheric graveyards.

White tailed eagle against a clear blue sky

Mull is known as Eagle Island due to its population of huge white tailed eagles and majestic golden eagles. A visit to the Mull Eagle Watch project is highly recommended!

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

Forests to visit

Ardmore Bay © Alan Stewart/GeographArdmore

The place for stunning views of Coll, Tiree and Rum, and a fascinating journey of discovery as you find old houses and settlements among the trees.

Ardmore

 

Aros Park © Peter Moore/GeographAros Park

Just a step away from Tobermory, there’s lush woodland with a play trail, barbecue area and an exciting waterfall.

Aros Park

 

Fishnish © John Ferguson/GeographFishnish

While away the time watching the ferries come and go, or spot sea birds.

Fishnish

 

Garmony © Les Hull/GeographGarmony

Stop for a picnic with a superb view, or explore the exciting coast path between here and Fishnish.

Garmony

 

Glen Aros © Andrew Wood/GeographGlen Aros

A historic graveyard nestles in this charming woodland. You can join the trail through to Loch Frisa too.

Glen Aros

 

Loch Frisa © Judith Cutler/GeographLoch Frisa

A taste of Mull’s wilder side on a journey past the loch to Glen Aros.

Loch Frisa

 

Quinish © Gordon Hatton/GeographQuinish

Ride or walk through the forest above tiny Dervaig village, with superb views out to the Hebrides.

Quinish

 

Scallastle © Stephen Whittaker and Katharine Oakeshott / GeographScallastle

When you want a wee work out, head up towards the Scallastle River through woodland where native species are making a comeback.

Scallastle

 
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