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We are working hard to make our forests safe again after recent storms. Many remain closed; please plan ahead and follow all local signage.

Lemahamish

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Forests all across Scotland have been seriously affected by recent storms. We are doing everything we can to make our forests safe for visitors, communities, forest businesses and our staff. However, many of our forests remain closed while others have significant diversions and access restrictions for the foreseeable future. Please keep safe and follow all closure notices and safety signage.

  • Road repairs will be taking place to improve the surfacing on the approach road to Lemahamish Car Park w/c 29 November.
  • The car park will reman open throughout but please be aware that there may be some delays.
  • Please follow advice and guidance from any onsite signage or operators.
  • To avoid delays, you can access the forest walks from Aberfoyle village as an alternative option.

About

Relax in this tranquil forest setting.

Lemahamish is located between the villages of Gartmore and Aberfoyle, nestled in the forest next to Camping in the Forests ‘Cobeland’ campsite. Enjoy a relaxing walk in the Oak woodland or a lazy picnic by the River Forth. It is a haven for wildlife such as red squirrel and sparrow hawk. Come here to see a spectacular bluebell display in the Spring and watch the sand martins swooping in and out of their riverbank nests throughout the Summer.

Lemahamish route card (PDF)

Walking trails (1)

Walking

Easter Park Trail

A charming walk along the meandering River Forth and through the native oak woods of Easter Park. In spring there are bluebells and in autumn an array of fungi.

Sections of uneven earthy and rocky path with extensive muddy parts after heavy rain. Some fairly steep slopes. Includes a section of uneven tree roots and some low hanging branches

Strenuous trail grade icon
1 ½ miles / 2.5 km

Allow
1½ hours

More information

This trail – great for walking or cycling – begins and ends at Lemahamish car park with the option to walk to Aberfoyle village. The route winds over the hill through open native woodland and stately conifers, before returning along the river. Watch out for red squirrels amongst the conifers – Norway spruce seeds are their favourite food.

Activities

An ideal spot to practice some forest bathing and a more peaceful alternative to some of our busier sites in the nearby Trossachs.  

Lemahamish offers peaceful walking, a link to Aberfoyle and the Doon Hill trail, the Sustrans NCN7 cycle route and the Rob Roy Way. Alternatively, if you are up for more of an adventure, it is a great spot to explore the wider Loch Ard forest by bike. 

Facilities and access

Walking
Walking
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Parking
Cycling
Cycling
Picnic area
Picnic area

There are public toilets located in Aberfoyle village as well as plenty of places to eat, drink and shop.

Car parking information

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.

More about parking

Getting here

Lemahamish car park is signposted off the quiet B-road between Cobeland Campsite and Gartmore Village.  

Follow the forest road downhill and take a right at the forest cross road junction to reach the car park.

Using SatNav?

FK8 3RR is the nearest postcode.

Public transport

There are regular buses from Stirling to Aberfoyle. Plan your journey at Traveline Scotland.

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Nearby forests

Bluebells at Braeval

Towering larches and great views over the Lake of Menteith

Facilities and activities
Walking
Walking
Parking icon
Parking
Distance from 'Lemahamish': 1.50 miles
Woman in blue walks dog along woodland path with ferns, Aberfoyle

Head uphill or along the river from the centre of historic Aberfoyle

Facilities and activities
Walking
Walking
Toilets
Toilets
Parking icon
Parking
Easy-access facilities
Easy-access facilities
Cafe or refreshments
Cafe or refreshments
Picnic area
Picnic area
Tourist information
Tourist information
Distance from 'Lemahamish': 1.54 miles
Waterfall and small stream in a steep sided gorge teeming with green trees, moss and lichen, with an off road path with a woman and dog walking.

The gateway to Queen Elizabeth Forest Park

Facilities and activities
Walking
Walking
Toilets
Toilets
Parking (charge)
Parking (charge)
All ability trails
All ability trails
Easy-access facilities
Easy-access facilities
Treetop adventure
Treetop adventure
Cafe or refreshments
Cafe or refreshments
Visitor centre
Visitor centre
Orienteering or wayfaring
Orienteering or wayfaring
Picnic area
Picnic area
Tourist information
Tourist information
Distance from 'Lemahamish': 1.86 miles

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Phone
0300 067 6600 (option 2)
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