Walk: Across Aros to Tobermory
|[View across the bay to Tobermory from the coast path]|
A visit to Tobermory can be stretched into a full day trip by walking along the forested coastline from Aros Park. The park was once a private estate and includes attractive woodland, a lily-clad loch and a couple of impressive waterfalls on the Aros Burn (though this route only passes the lower falls). Later on, after a couple more piddly cascades, gaps in the trees allow excellent views of Tobermory; Ben Hiant on the Ardnamurchan peninsula is also prominent across the Sound of Mull. Landslides have shut the middle part of the original coast path which traverses steep slopes, but the Forestry Commission have created a permanent diversion at a higher level through less interesting scrubland.
|[Aros Burn lower falls]|
Name: Walk: Across Aros to Tobermory ★★★☆☆
Length: 4 km / 2 miles
Ascent: 140 metres
Points of interest: Aros Park; Lochan a' Ghurrabain; Tobermory Bay; Aros Burn lower falls; Spùt Dubh; Tobermory
Start / finish: Aros Park main car park, off A848 a mile south-east of Tobermory, G.R.: NM 518540 ///courage.pirate.renewals. Alternatively, start from Tobermory.
Route: Car park - foot of Lochan a' Ghurrabain - pier on Tobermory Bay - Aros Burn lower falls - Spùt Dubh - Tobermory - return by outward route or similar. Route roughly marked in green on map here (no. 2).
Terrain: Clear paths with just a little mud; a few steep sections often aided by steps.
Wildlife today: Small fish in the sea at the pier, forest birds and lots of dogs being taken for a walk.
Weather today: A scorcher by island standards: 20°C+ and unbroken sunshine.
>> see separate post for Tobermory ★★★☆☆ & town sights
Route credit: Forestry Commission (modified)
|[Good views across to Tobermory from the pier near the start]|
|[Looking across the bay from just beyond the pier]|
|[Lochan a' Ghurrabain]|
|[Fewer views from the higher section of path]|
|[There are occasional glimpses of Ardnamurchan across the bay]|
|[The path ends with a beautiful view of Tobermory]|