Visiting the Forest

One of Mull’s hidden gems - Tiroran Community Forest is a great place to visit with lots to do for all ages!

Park at the main entrance off the B8035 where you will find our beautiful sign made by local artist, Brian Thomas, with a map of the forest to help find your way around. There are also leaflets available in the information shelter.

Before setting out you may wish to spend a few minutes of contemplation by the burn on our welcome bench, created by local craftspeople, Graham Kent and Joe McHugh, with larch and stone from the forest. Also a popular spot for a picnic!

Where to find

Take time to explore…

NATURE TRAIL

NATURE TRAIL

The nature trail created by Bunessan Primary School children

ADVENTURE PLAYGROUND

ADVENTURE PLAYGROUND

Our adventure playground designed and built by local and visiting children, in collaboration with Woodland Tribe

WILDLIFE SHELTER & COMPOST TOILET

WILDLIFE SHELTER & COMPOST TOILET

A shelter with information about wildlife in the forest, including our resident pair of white-tailed eagles, Iona and Fingal who have lived and successfully bred in the forest since 2002 (there’s also a compost toilet nearby!)

WILLOW FIGURES

WILLOW FIGURES

The ruined settlement of Knockroy now populated by stunning willow figures, created as part of a community art project led by local weaver, Alexandra James. See if you can spot the willow cow pat!

GIANT HEADS

GIANT HEADS

The Giant Heads, hiding up a narrow path in some old sycamore trees, these ancient-looking figures chat away even when no-one is looking. They were created by Vision Mechanics and local children at our community forest ownership celebration in June 2016.

EAGLE VIEWING HIDE

EAGLE VIEWING HIDE

Our natural eagle viewing hide, in use when our eagle pair choose to nest in the most visible location.

ATLANTIC HAZELWOOD

ATLANTIC HAZELWOOD

The Atlantic Hazelwood containing some beautiful examples of old hazel trees. Hazel, calltuinn or coll in Gaelic, has been native in Scotland for 11,000 years since the melting of the ice sheets.

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