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Walk or ride to thrilling views of the Inner Hebrides

Quinish

Gaze upon the Hebrides

Quinish forest drapes the hillside above the wee village of Dervaig. A trail through the forest makes a great ride or walk, with views out to the Inner and Outer Hebrides on a clear day. Look down into the hidden glen of the Mingary Burn and you may well spot some of the red deer that wander the hills.

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

Please note, due to a bridge closure over the Mingary burn, a diversion is in place. Please follow signage until the bridge is reopened. Apologies for any inconvenience.

Harvesting operations ongoing around Quinish forest. Please wait and be seen before passing. Work should be completed by April 2018.


Parking Picnic area Walking Wildlife hide Viewpoint

Find the essentials

There are places to eat in Dervaig and Tobermory, where you’ll also find public toilets.

Walking trails


Cycling trails


Mountain biking trails


A network of tracks

There are loads of quiet roads and tracks in the area between Quinish, Glengorm, and Ardmore, which are 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.

Wildlife watching

The Loch Tor hide offers the chance for some excellent wildlife viewing in Quinish forest. The unstaffed hide sits in an elevated position, and is ideal for spotting stags on the open hill, as well as the opportunity to learn more about Mull’s unique flora and fauna. Spot an array of waterfowl down on Loch Tor and possibly a larger bird of prey on the skyline!

Access is via a short walk on the forest road from the Quinish forest entrance, just off the main road. Please contact the District Office for all abilities vehicle access through the forest gate.

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

From Tobermory, follow the B8073 to Dervaig. As you head into the village, look for Kilmore Terrace on the right, just before the Community Village Hall. The car park is about 200 yards (180 metres) along this road, at grid reference NM 432 522. There is parking for around four cars.

Using SatNav?

PA75 6GN is the nearest postcode.

Public transport

Buses from Tobermory go to Dervaig. Check Traveline Scotland for details.

Nearby places

There are many other forests on the Isle of Mull to explore. Try a journey along scenic Loch Frisa.


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