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.
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.
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
There are places to eat in Dervaig and Tobermory, where you’ll also find public toilets.
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.
PA75 6GN is the nearest postcode.
Buses from Tobermory to Calgary stop at Dervaig. Plan your journey at Traveline Scotland.
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