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Most of our visitor centres, car parks and mountain bike trails are now open. Check what’s open near you before you travel and enjoy your visit safely.

Lochgoilhead

Where we are

Forest notice

COVID-19 has changed lots of things we do. And as we re-open the majority of our facilities and welcome more of you back in Phase 3, we need your help to do it safely. Please check what’s open before you travel; enjoy your visit safely by following NHS and Scottish Government guidance; take your litter home with you; and follow the Scottish Outdoor Access Code.

At this location:

  • The car park is open and normal charges (if any) now apply.

Please bear with us and check back regularly for updates. You can also find more information by visiting our COVID-19 page and our FAQs.


 

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

Follow an ancient Argyll road to discover the glorious Donich Waterfalls at the head of a secluded glen.

Uneven gravel paths, with rough and narrow rocky sections. Occasional patch may be muddy. Long steep slopes for 600m. Includes some rough steps, a kissing gate and a stile.

Strenuous
2 ½ miles / 4.1 km

Allow
1½ hours

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

Parking
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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Get in touch

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Phone
0300 067 6600 (option 2)
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