Fantastic views of fast-flowing waters
From this specially-built lookout there are great views over the tree tops to Tobermory and down to the plunging Aros River waterfall. It’s spectacular after heavy rain, as the peaty water thunders towards the sea.
The path to the look-out is 109 yards (100 metres) long, and is wide and flat with a smooth firm surface. It’s suitable for wheelchairs and buggies all the way to the lookout, with no obstacles.
Our guide map to Mull’s forests will help you enjoy the landscape, culture, history and wildlife of this amazing island.
Pick up the essentials
There are places to eat, shops and public toilets in Tobermory.
Access the look-out tower from the Alainn View car park. This lookout offers great views of the plunging Aros Burn waterfall.
Unwaymarked short there and back trail, wide and flat with a smooth surface.
miles / 0.1 km Allow ¼ hours
The Waterfalls Trail
Follow the Aros Burn through charming woodland to a pair of spectacular waterfalls.
Uneven gravel and earth surface with rough rocky sections. Long slope with several steep sections. Includes one road crossing. May be muddy after rain.
¾ miles / 1.4 km Allow ½ hour
This trail takes you past two of the three waterfalls in Aros Park. From the lookout here there are great views across the bay, and after heavy rain the surging burn is spectacular.
Mountain biking trails
How to get here
The look-out makes a great destination for a walk from Aros Park, or you can come here direct. From Tobermory, take the A848 towards Salen and continue for just over ½ mile (800 metres) past the entrance to Aros Park. The car park is on the left, at grid reference NM 517 534.
PA75 6QB is the nearest postcode.
Buses between Craignure and Tobermory pass Alainn View. Check Traveline Scotland for details.
There are many other forests on the Isle of Mull to explore. Try Aros Park, with its play trail for children and places to barbecue, or Ardmore, with routes to walk or ride out to fabulous views.
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