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Quinish

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Latest forest information

  • Tree felling operations ongoing in Quinish forest. Follow all safety signage and avoid the no access work zone marked in orange on the map which includes the dead end forest road spur and access over the Minguary Burn footbridge. Timber lorries will also be sharing the forest road. Work should be completed around the end of August.
  • Closure Map (PDF)

Open water

  • This destination contains areas of open water which can be hazardous if you are not suitably prepared. Follow our water safety advice and take care.

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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.

Activities

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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.

The Loch Torr 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 Torr and possibly a larger bird of prey on the skyline. The hide is only a short walk from the entrance to Quinish Forest. 

Facilities and access

Walking
Walking
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Parking
Wildlife hide
Wildlife hide
Viewpoint
Viewpoint
Picnic area
Picnic area

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

Car parking information

There is no charge to park in this car park. Please park with care and consideration. In particular please park in designated parking areas only and do not block entrances or gates.

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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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