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Some visitor centres are open – check individual web pages for more information. Our trails, toilets and car parks remain open. Plan ahead and enjoy your visit safely.

Duke's Pass

Where we are

COVID-19 update

Some FLS visitor centres are offering a reduced service, with walking and mountain bike trails remaining open, as are most toilets and car parks. Please check below for local updates on any closures.

We want to ensure your visit is an enjoyable and safe one.

Make sure you follow the Scottish Government’s FACTS advice – helping to protect yourself, your family and your local community, and follow the Scottish Outdoor Access Code helping to keep Scotland beautiful.

A winding road through magnificent Trossachs scenery

This popular public road, regarded as one of Britain's best drives, leads you through some of the most scenic parts of the iconic Trossachs landscape. It was originally built by the Duke of Montrose in the 19th century to improve access to his estate, and was later 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.

Facilities & access

Campervan parking
Campervan parking

The nearest facilities to the Duke's Pass can be found at The Lodge Forest Visitor Centre, 1 mile north of Aberfoyle.

Stay The Night

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, from 26 April – 31 October 2021.  

To help plan your stay, please see the details below: 

  • Height barrier – No
  • Motorhome capacity of car park – 4
  • Suitable for large vehicles/caravans – Yes
  • Access notes – Leannach car park is midway along the Duke's Pass, marked on the map above
  • Parking notes – Please leave a 4m gap between other motorhomes

Please visit our Stay the Night page for full details, other participating locations, best practice, and terms and conditions of use.

Stay The Night

Getting here

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.

Using SatNav?

FK8 3SX is the postcode for The Lodge Forest Visitor Centre at the southern end of the Pass.

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