Superb views and a spectacular river right by the ferry


Step into Scallastle

Scallastle will give you a taste of Mull’s wild side as soon as you’ve got off the ferry in Craignure. There are superb views over the Sound of Mull and inland to the island’s hilly core, as well as a dramatic river. It’s well worth a visit if it’s been raining to see the rushing water.

This is one of many places where we’re restoring native woodland. As the forest regenerates, the birch and oak trees are particularly good for wildlife.

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

Pick up the essentials

You’ll find public toilets and places to eat in Craignure.

Walking trails

Cycling trails

Mountain biking trails

Contact: West Argyll Forest District

Address: Whitegates, Lochgilphead, Argyll

Postcode: PA31 8RS

Telephone: 0300 067 6650


How to get here

From Craignure, follow the A849 north towards Salen. The forest entrance is less than ½ mile (800 metres) from the ferry terminal, almost opposite the entrance to the Isle of Mull Hotel. The car park is at grid reference NM 712 375.

Using SatNav?

PA65 6BB is the nearest postcode.

Public transport

Buses to Craignure pass the forest entrance. Check Traveline Scotland for details.

Nearby places

There are many other forests on the Isle of Mull to explore. Try the coastal walk from Fishnish, or discover mysterious standing stones among the trees at Kilmore.

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