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.

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Scallastle Forest Notices

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.

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.

3 miles / 4.8 km

2 hours

Facilities & access

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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