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Explore a charming historic graveyard or head into the hills

Glen Aros

Embark on an adventure in Glen Aros

Close to our offices on Mull, there’s a delightful woodland with an historic graveyard hidden among the trees. The medieval chapel of Cill an Ailean once stood here: its graveyard is now a peaceful place with some fascinating headstones.

There’s a circular route through the forest here too, or you can set off on an adventure to Loch Frisa. These longer routes are mostly suitable for cyclists, but walkers and horse riders are welcome too.

Our guide map to Mull’s forests will help you enjoy the landscape, culture, history and wildlife of this amazing island.


Parking Picnic area Walking

Life’s essentials

There are places to eat and public toilets in Salen, about 1 ¾ miles (2.8 km) to the south.

Walking trails


Cycling trails


Mountain biking trails


Contact: West Argyll Forest District

Address: Whitegates, Lochgilphead, Argyll

Postcode: PA31 8RS

Telephone: 0300 067 6650

Email: westargyll@forestry.gsi.gov.uk


How to get here

Glen Aros is off the A848 between Tobermory and Salen.

From Tobermory, follow the A848 towards Salen for about 6 ½ miles (10.4 km). Look for the Forestry Commission Scotland signs to our Mull office at a turning on the right.

From Salen, follow the A848 towards Tobermory for about 1 ¾ miles (2.8 km). Look for the Forestry Commission Scotland signs to our Mull office at a turning on the left.

Follow the track past our offices for about ¼ mile (400 metres) to reach the car park at grid reference NM 551 453.

Using SatNav?

PA72 6JP is the nearest postcode, on the A848 just south of the turning for the forest.

Public transport

Buses between Tobermory and Craignure pass Glen Aros. Check Traveline Scotland for details.

Nearby places

There are many other forests on the Isle of Mull to explore. You’ll a trail to the coast with wonderful views from Ardmore, and a charming abandoned graveyard among the trees at Glen Aros.


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