Wednesday, 18 May 2022
Tweed Valley Osprey Project Co-ordinator, Di Bennett, brings us the latest update from the nest....
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.
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
Allow 1½ hours
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.
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.
There are public toilets located in Aberfoyle village as well as plenty of places to eat, drink and shop.
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.
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.
FK8 3RR is the nearest postcode.
There are regular buses from Stirling to Aberfoyle. Plan your journey at Traveline Scotland.
Towering larches and great views over the Lake of Menteith
Head uphill or along the river from the centre of historic Aberfoyle