Wednesday, 18 May 2022
Tweed Valley Osprey Project Co-ordinator, Di Bennett, brings us the latest update from the nest....
This popular public road, regarded as one of Britain's best drives, leads you through some of the most scenic parts of the Trossachs. It was originally built by the Duke of Montrose in the 19th century to improve access to his estate. Later it was upgraded to accommodate the Victorian tourists drawn to the area after the publication of Sir Walter Scott's epic poem 'The Lady of the Lake' which celebrates the beauty of Loch Katrine.
The nearest facilities to the Duke's Pass can be found at The Lodge Forest Visitor Centre, 1 mile north of Aberfoyle.
Motorhomes and campervans that are self-contained and have their own toilet facilities will be able to stay overnight at the Leannach car park (midway along the Duke's Pass route) from 1 April – 31 October 2022.
To help plan your stay, please see the details below:
Please visit our Stay the Night page for full details, participating locations, best practice, and terms and conditions of use.
There is no charge to park in this car park. Please park with care and consideration. In particular please park in designated parking areas only and do not block entrances or gates.
The Duke's Pass is the public road that links Aberfoyle and Loch Katrine. The section of the A821 that runs between Aberfoyle and Loch Achray makes up the bulk of it.
The best place to start exploring is The Lodge Forest Visitor Centre, 1 mile north of Aberfoyle.
FK8 3SX is the postcode for The Lodge Forest Visitor Centre at the southern end of the Pass.
Enjoy classic Trossachs scenery from your car
Walk to a low-level viewpoint or begin your high hill climb