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COVID-19 and Forestry and Land Scotland

FLS has reduced its operations to felling that is contributing to essential business requirements to help keep Scotland ticking over. Our staff are working from home where possible; staff who are working continue to practise social distancing rigorously following Government and NHS guidance to keep safe.

Fresh air and being outdoors benefits physical and mental health and well-being, and for local visitors the majority of walking trails on Scotland’s national forests and land remain open. Be aware that staff cannot maintain our standard checks and maintenance. All our mountain biking trails and all car parks are closed.

All visitors are reminded to maintain social distance at all times.

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Where we are

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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