SIMPLY MULL

SIMPLY MULL

Photograph of Loch Frisa, Mull, view from the Salen Forest on the eastern shores and looking north.

 

LOCH FRISA

 

Located to the west of Speinne Mòr (444m) and Beinn Chreagach (388m) and adjacent to Salen Forest, Loch Frisa is the longest inland freshwater loch on the Isle of Mull. It is four miles long.

 

Its western shores run south from Cruachan Druim na Croise (264m) and Cnoc nan (175m) towards Glen Aros and are overlooked by the unclassified Dervaig to Salen hill road.

 

The unpaved Forestry road from Salen towards Dervaig on the north shores of Loch Frisa gives the best views for walkers and cyclists and there is limited parking at both north and south ends of the loch.

 

Recent Forestry Commission harvesting in the area has seen a new forestry road carved out of the hills to the west of the loch.

 

The unpaved Forestry road runs from Salen in central Mull north and west towards the Tobermory to Dervaig road.

 

Salen Forest was the site of the first Forestry Commission hide and Eagle Watch tours for visitors want to look at nesting White Tailed Eagles on the shores of Loch Frisa. The breeding pair at Loch Frisa established their first nest in 1998.

 

White tailed Eagles are now well established on Mull and the Eagle Watch has moved location several times, currently being located at Glen Seillisteir below Beinn na Srèine (521m).

Grid Reference: NM 48000 30288

 

This hide can be reached from Loch Scridain via the B8035 or from Salen in the north via the same road.

 

The woodland adjacent to Loch Frisa and its waters attract a multitude of bird life and there is always a good chance of seeing White Tailed Eagles over the loch. 

 

Photograph of Loch Frisa, Isle of Mull, looking south-east toweards Salen.
Photograph of Loch Frisa, Isle of Mull, looking south-east toweards Salen.
Photograph of Loch Frisa, Isle of Mull, looking south-east toweards Salen.

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