Discover Ardmore's secrets
Two hundred years ago, many more people lived and worked in Mull’s countryside than today. As trees are harvested from the forests in the northern tip of Mull, old houses and settlements appear like ghosts of the past. You can visit some of them on trails from Ardmore, as well as enjoying magnificent views across to the islands of Coll, Tiree and Rum.
Our guide map to Mull’s forests will help you enjoy the landscape, culture, history and wildlife of this amazing island.
There’s space for about six cars. If it’s full, there’s a small parking area further up the road.
Enjoy a cuppa
There’s a tea room at Glengorm Castle that looks out across the sea and, it's a good destination for a walk or ride. There are plenty of places to eat and public toilets Tobermory, just 1 ¼ miles (2 km) away.
Explore the rugged shore of Ardmore Bay and discover a couple of intriguing ruined villages. Wonderful views of the Ardnamurchan peninsula.
Sections of rough grassy surface with rocky and muddy parts. Long moderate slopes for half a mile with some steeper sections. Includes some steps, narrow boardwalks and a bridge.
4 ½ miles / 7.4 km Allow 3 hours
Ardmore Bay is a peaceful spot to picnic, admire the view – you can see Skye on a clear day – or watch for wildlife. In spring the shore is a great place for wildflowers such as orchid, water avens and stitchwort. The trail also visits the ruined villages of Penalbanach and Ardmore.
Mountain biking trails
A network of tracks
There are loads of quiet roads and tracks in the area between Ardmore, Glengorm and Quinish, ideal for cycling or long rambles. Follow our waymarked trails for an easy way to explore this beautiful corner of Mull, or plan your own route. The local Ordnance Survey Explorer map (sheet 374) will help you choose.
How to get here
From Tobermory, follow the B8073 towards Dervaig and then take the turning to Glengorm on the outskirts of the town. Ardmore Forest is about 1 ¼ miles (2 km) along this road on the right-hand side, at grid reference NM 485 557.
Unfortunately there are no nearby postcodes that would be useful for SatNav guidance.
Public transport serves Tobermory, about 1 ¼ miles (2 km) away.
There are many other forests on the Isle of Mull to explore. You’ll find more trails with wonderful views from Quinish, and a charming abandoned graveyard among the trees at Glen Aros.
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