Ardmore Forest Geology Walk - Route Details

 Ardmore Forest, near Tobermory, North Mull - Route Description



The Ardmore Forest Area is a good place to see the lava fields that cover most of Mull, together with various fykes and sills that cut across them. The walking is easy for the most part on Forestry tracks.


A  good opportunity to learna about Mull's volcanic past, to see 60 million year old lava up close and to identify the important features in it. Learn about the environment at the time in which the lavas were erupted


The shore at Ardmore Bay is one of the best places in Mull to look at dykes and sills as there are so many and very accessible from the path.


There are also excellent views over to Ardnamurchan and sometimes much further.

Easy walking along a track, muddy in places. some scrambling on the shore.  Some seaweed on the rocks so may be slippery.  Meet up at the car park at just north of the Recycling Centre..









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Geology of Mull and Iona - Further Information


 There is a phenomenal amount of interesting geology to be seen and experienced in these islands. For more information on it, please have a look at my other site "Geology of Mull & Iona" which hopefully will provide you with detailed up to date information as well as pictures and other resources