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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.

Superb views to the hills and over the Sound of Mull

With superb views over the Sound of Mull and inland to the island’s hilly core, as well as a rocky, rushing river, Scallastle has something to see regardless of the weather.

Formerly a timber-producing forest, the rows of conifers have been felled allowing native species such as birch and oak to reclaim the hillside.

Guide map to the forests of the Isle of Mull (PDF 4.5MB)

Walking trails


Scallastle River Trail

Follow the gentler trail to the tumbling Scallastle River, or complete the steep loop up to a great viewpoint looking across to the rugged peak of Dun da Gaoithe.

Long steep slopes. Wide, uneven gravel and grassy surface. Includes rough and loose rocky section, and areas that may be muddy. Two bridges.

Strenuous trail grade icon
3 miles / 4.8 km

2 hours

Facilities & access

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Picnic area
Picnic area

The nearest public toilets are in Craignure.

Getting here

From Craignure, follow the A849 north towards Tobermory. The forest entrance is less than ½ mile from the ferry terminal, almost opposite the entrance to the Isle of Mull Hotel.

Using SatNav?

PA65 6BB is the nearest postcode.

Public transport

Buses between Craignure and Tobermory pass the forest entrance. The forest is within walking distance of the CalMac ferry terminal at Craignure. Plan your journey at Traveline Scotland.

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0300 067 6650 (option 2)
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