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Our visitor centres are currently closed. Our trails for walking and biking, as well as toilets and car parks, remain open. Plan ahead and enjoy your visit safely.


Where we are

COVID-19 update

All FLS visitor centres are currently closed. Walking and mountain bike trails remain open, as do most toilets and car parks, but do check below for local updates for closures.

We want to ensure your visit is an enjoyable and safe one.

Make sure you follow the Scottish Government’s FACTS advice – helping to protect yourself, your family and your local community, and follow the Scottish Outdoor Access Code helping to keep Scotland beautiful.

Latest forest information

  • 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

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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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