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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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Duke's Pass

Where we are

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.

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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