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Our visitor centres are currently closed. Our trails for walking and biking, as well as toilets and car parks, remain open. Plan ahead and enjoy your visit safely.

Lochgoilhead

Where we are

COVID-19 update

All FLS visitor centres are currently closed. Walking and mountain bike trails remain open, as do most toilets and car parks, but do check below for local updates for closures.

We want to ensure your visit is an enjoyable and safe one.

Make sure you follow the Scottish Government’s FACTS advice – helping to protect yourself, your family and your local community, and follow the Scottish Outdoor Access Code helping to keep Scotland beautiful.

Glorious waterfalls at the head of a secluded glen

At the head of Loch Goil, explore pretty woodland where the beautiful Donich Falls are framed by towering conifers and join generations of travellers passing along the old Duke’s Path. In spring the woods gleam with fresh green leaves and sparkle with bird song.

Guide map to Argyll Forest Park (PDF 4.6MB)

Walking trails

Walking

Glen Donich Trail

Discover Donich waterfalls at the head of a secluded glen.

Mostly firm narrow paths with some forest road sections. Moderate to steep slopes with a few steep steps.

2 ½ miles / 4.0 km

Allow
1½ hours

More information

This fantastic trail leads you along the edge of the Ardgoil forest to the top of Donich Glen, where you’ll find the Donich Waterfalls. They’re a magnificent sight after heavy rain.

Activities

Loch Lomond & Cowal Way

The Loch Lomond & Cowal Way is a long distance walking route that passes through Lochgoilhead. The trail is known as "Scotland in 57 miles" due to it's diverse terrain covering lochs, glens, forests and open hillsides.

Facilities & access

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Parking

There are public toilets and other facilities in Lochgoilhead village.

Getting here

Lochgoilhead Arboretum car park can be accessed from the village, just opposite Lochgoilhead Primary School on Hall Road. If the Arboretum car park is full, a council-run car park is available in Lochgoilhead village.

Using SatNav?

PA24 8AQ is the nearest postcode.

Public transport

Infrequent bus services from Helensburgh/Arrochar stop at Lochgoilhead on the way to Carrick Castle. Plan your journey at Traveline Scotland.

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Phone
0300 067 6600 (option 2)
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