Aros Park is close to Tobermory but I sometimes forget it is there, which is an awful admission to make!! We tend to hurry in to Tobermory, do our errands and hurry home. But when I have time I make time to walk round the lochan and always enjoy it!
My most recent visit was a couple of weeks ago to see the autumn colours. I had errands to run in Tobermory and allowed extra time for a walk. Treshnish’s exposed location means leaves don’t always stay on the trees here long enough to change colour! So it is lovely to walk there under beautiful tall trees glowing with autumn colour, even on a dull day.
History of Aros Park
MacLean of Coll built Aros Park the original house in 1825. The Allan Family extended it in 1875. They sold the Estate in 1952. The Forestry Commission purchased it in 1959. The house was blown up in 1962 as it was no longer habitable or safe. The car park was built using stone from the demolished house.
Walk from Tobermory to Aros Park
You can walk there from Ledaig. It is a lovely walk along the coast, steep and muddy in places. The circuit takes about 2 hours and covers 3.5 miles. I love the view from the old pier looking back across the bay to the colourful buildings on the main street.
It is beautiful at all times of year, but particularly in autumn. Even on a dull day, the colours are rich and intense.
There are wonderful waterfalls and paths to explore. The path around the lochan is suitable for pushchairs and buggies, although it is not tarmac. Please check on the Forestry Commission website for more details as to which paths are open and closed.
I would also recommend walking the lighthouse path.