Beside the sound
AROS PARK TO TOBERMORY AND LIGHTHOUSE, Mull, Scotland
Aros Park, to the south of Tobermory, is a quiet, wooded, mossy hillside, with a number of paths that wind around a lake, down to an old harbour, and above and below a thundering waterfall that pours down from the island’s boggy interior. Through the trees are glimpses across the Sound of Mull to the dramatic purple crags and mountains of Ardnamurchan on the mainland, much more remote than Mull itself. As you round the coast the views of Tobermory ( pictured above), are idyllic, with its brightly painted houses along the waterfront, and fishing boats and yachts in the bay. Stop in the town for chips on the quay or cake in the bakery, and then carry on north along the coast to the lighthouse, before returning over the golf course.