COVID-19 and Forestry and Land Scotland
FLS has reduced its operations to felling that is contributing to essential business requirements to help keep Scotland ticking over. Our staff are working from home where possible; staff who are working continue to practise social distancing rigorously following Government and NHS guidance to keep safe.
Fresh air and being outdoors benefits physical and mental health and well-being, and for local visitors the majority of walking trails on Scotland’s national forests and land remain open. Be aware that staff cannot maintain our standard checks and maintenance. All our mountain biking trails and all car parks are closed.
All visitors are reminded to maintain social distance at all times.
Lochgoilhead Forest Notice
The play park and public toilets are closed until further notice due to the ongoing COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation.
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.
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.
Allow 1½ hours
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
There are public toilets and other facilities in Lochgoilhead village.
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.
PA24 8AQ is the nearest postcode.
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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