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