Dun Ara Castle

At Glengorm

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Distance – 2 miles
Time – 80 mins
OS Map Explorer 374
Grading – Easy
Terrain – well defined footpath and track

There are several walks on the Glengorm Estate but my personal favourite is the short walk to Dun Ara Castle. Follow the B8073 from Tobermory and just outside of the town turn right – signposted Glengorm. Park by the coffee shop at Glengorm Castle which is open from Easter to October selling roasted coffee, fresh baking and lunches. All the food is cooked on the premises using Glengorm’s own produce from the farm and walled garden.

Walk over the bridge opposite the coffee shop and follow the farm track which goes out in front of the castle. The track goes to the right and a detour can be made down the bank to have a closer look at the standing stones. Continue on the track until it curves round to the left and Dun Ara can be seen on the top of the second crag. The ascent is easy from the south-east side and the castle’s foundations are clearly visible. On a clear day there are views out to Coll and the Uists. Return the same way and please remember that Glengorm is a working farm so please keep dogs on a lead at all times.