During Phase 1, please stay local to visit our forests and land. Our car parks, mountain bike trails and toilets remain closed due to COVID-19.

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Quinish Forest Notice

  • The Mingary Bridge is currently closed for planned replacement works. Please use the forest road network to access the rest of the forest.
  • Tree felling and haulage is taking place between Loch Torr and Glengorm. Please follow all safety signage

Explore this large forest with views to the Outer Hebrides

With no waymarked trails, the forest roads of Quinish are yours to explore on foot or by bike. On a clear day, you will encounter wide open views over the sea to the Inner and Outer Hebrides. Remember to look down into the hidden glen of the Mingary Burn and you may well spot some of the red deer that call these hills home.

Guide map to The Forests of the Isle of Mull (4.5MB)


Explore further

There are loads of quiet roads and tracks in the area between Quinish, Glengorm, and Ardmore, which are ideal for cycling or long rambles. Ordnance Survey maps Explorer 374: Isle of Mull North & Tobermory and Landranger 47: Tobermory & North Mull will help you plan your route through the forest.

Loch Tor wildlife hide

The Loch Tor hide offers the chance for some excellent wildlife watching. The unstaffed hide sits in an elevated position and is ideal for spotting stags on the open hill, waterfowl down on Loch Tor and possibly a larger bird of prey on the skyline. The hide is only a short walk from the entrance to Quinish Forest.

Facilities & access

Picnic area
Picnic area

There are places to eat in Dervaig and Tobermory, where you’ll also find public toilets.

Getting here

The car park can be accessed on the north side of Dervaig. Just up the hill from the bunkhouse, take the turning on the north side of the B8073 along Kilmore Terrace.

Using SatNav?

PA75 6GN is the nearest postcode.

Public transport

Buses from Tobermory to Calgary stop at Dervaig. Plan your journey at Traveline Scotland.

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0300 067 6650 (option 2)
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