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We are working hard to make our forests safe again after recent storms. To enjoy your visit safely please plan ahead, follow local signage and park considerately.

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.

A view of Loch Ard with trees and hills on either side.

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.

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.

Forests to visit

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

The gateway to Queen Elizabeth Forest Park.

The Lodge


A view of Loch Katrine with trees and hills on either side, and snowy mountains behindLoch 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


A view of Loch Ard with trees and hills on either side.Loch Ard

A picturesque loch ideal for family strolls and cycle rides.

Loch Ard


Boat moored at RowardennanRowardennan

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

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