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Most of our visitor centres, car parks and mountain bike trails are now open. Check what’s open near you before you travel and enjoy your visit safely.


Where we are

Quinish Forest Notice

COVID-19 has changed lots of things we do. And as we re-open the majority of our facilities and welcome more of you back in Phase 3, we need your help to do it safely. Please check what’s open before you travel; enjoy your visit safely by following NHS and Scottish Government guidance; take your litter home with you; and follow the Scottish Outdoor Access Code.

At this location:

  • The car park is open and normal charges (if any) now apply.

Please bear with us and check back regularly for updates. You can also find more information by visiting our COVID-19 page and our FAQs.

  • The Mingary Bridge is currently closed for planned replacement works. Please use the forest road network to access the rest of the forest.

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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