Grand sea views and atmospheric ruins


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.


  • Essential tree felling has started at Ardmore – no through access from our Shore Trail at Ardmore to Glengorm estate via the forest road core path. Please see map for details. Felling is due to finish approximately 31 March 2019.

Parking Picnic area Walking Viewpoint

Car Parking

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.

Walking trails

Cycling trails

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.

Contact: West Argyll Forest District

Address: Whitegates, Lochgilphead, Argyll

Postcode: PA31 8RS

Telephone: 0300 067 6650


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.

Using SatNav?

Unfortunately there are no nearby postcodes that would be useful for SatNav guidance.

Public transport

Public transport serves Tobermory, about 1 ¼ miles (2 km) away.

Nearby places

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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