Loch Frisa

Wild moorland and loch with adventures to match

Loch Frisa

Wanderings, wildlife and wonder at Loch Frisa

The countryside here feels remote and wild, but there’s an easy-to-follow trail that has great views of the hills and will take you through the home of some of Mull’s famous wildlife. You can follow it all the way to Glen Aros, where there’s a charming abandoned graveyard among the trees.

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 Viewpoint

Car parking

There are about 10 spaces in the car park, which can get busy at popular times.

Life’s essentials

There are places to eat in Dervaig, about 2 miles (3.2 km) to the west, or Tobermory, about 3 miles (4.8 km) to the east. There are public toilets in Tobermory.

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

The car park is just off the B8073 Tobermory to Dervaig road, close to the north end of Loch Frisa. The grid reference is NM 462 523.

Using SatNav?

PA75 6QN is the nearest postcode, but it’s about 2 miles (3.2 km) to the west in Dervaig.

Public transport

Buses between Tobermory and Dervaig pass the site. Check Traveline Scotland for details.

Nearby places

There are many other forests on the Isle of Mull to explore. You’ll find more trails that are good for walking or cycling from Ardmore, and a great work out on the way to a waterfall at Scallastle.


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