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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.

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Enjoy iconic views of sparkling lochs, wooded hills and rugged mountains, or take to the trails on foot, by bike or on horseback and discover the Forest Park’s magical atmosphere and wonderful wildlife.

Loch Ard

Start exploring from The Lodge

Begin your visit at The Lodge Forest Visitor Centre near Aberfoyle, which has easy trails, a wildlife hide, information, gifts and a café with one of the best views in Scotland. Follow the Three Lochs Forest Drive to explore the heart of the forest without having to walk far or head to tranquil Loch Ard for easy family cycling.

Stunning scenery

The Forest Park encompasses some of Scotland’s best-loved locations, from magnificent Loch Lomond, the rolling Trossachs hills and Loch Katrine to the craggy tops of Strathyre.  It’s a feast for the eyes whatever the season and there’s so much to see and do – whether you want to just soak up the view, stroll or swing through the trees or take a steamship on a legendary loch.

Camping in Queen Elizabeth Forest Park

Sallochy Campsite is closed until further notice due to the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation.

The campsite at Sallochy will open for the 2020 season on Thursday 12 March. We are currently experiencing some technical issues with the online booking system so please phone the wardens on 07826 935016 from 12 March onwards to book a pitch.

Guide map to Queen Elizabeth Forest Park (PDF 4.7MB)

Forests to visit

Dog playing in the river at The LodgeThe Lodge Forest Visitor Centre

The gateway to Queen Elizabeth Forest Park.

The Lodge


Loch KatrineLoch Katrine

The classic Victorian loch and landscape.

Loch Katrine


Lochside section of Three Lochs Forest DriveThree Lochs Forest Drive

Enjoy classic Trossachs scenery from your car.

Three Lochs Forest Drive


Loch ArdLoch Ard

A picturesque loch ideal for family strolls and cycle rides.

Loch Ard


Boat moored at Rowardennan © Dan Kearney/WikicommonsRowardennan

Relax on an easy trail at the foot of Ben Lomond.



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