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Scallastle

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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.

Walking trails

Scallastle route card (PDF)

Walking

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

Allow
2 hours

Facilities and access

Walking
Walking
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Parking
Viewpoint
Viewpoint
Picnic area
Picnic area

The nearest public toilets are in Craignure.

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

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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Phone
0300 067 6650 (option 2)
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Nearby forests

Binoculars on picnic table

Picnic on Mull's wild coast

Facilities and activities
Walking
Walking
Parking icon
Parking
Viewpoint
Viewpoint
Picnic area
Picnic area
Distance from 'Scallastle': 2.05 miles
Conifer tree with dew in the morning

Watch for otters and porpoises in the Sound of Mull

Facilities and activities
Walking
Walking
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Parking
Wildlife hide
Wildlife hide
Viewpoint
Viewpoint
Picnic area
Picnic area
Distance from 'Scallastle': 3.50 miles
A small pool of water standing no a stony shore with natural grass and a sail boat in the water

An ancient 'wishing stone' and a peaceful picnic site

Facilities and activities
Walking
Walking
Parking icon
Parking
Viewpoint
Viewpoint
Picnic area
Picnic area
Distance from 'Scallastle': 6.74 miles