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Storm Clean-up: Many of our forests, especially in the east and south of Scotland, remain closed. Please plan ahead and check online before visiting.

Old Drymen Road

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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.

Take care on or around open water. Find out more on our Water Safety page.

  • Throughout January and February there will be some Winter vegetation management being undertaken throughout Loch Ard Forest
  • Our trails will remain open to visitors
  • Please obey all site signage and advice from on site operators

About

The quiter southern end of Loch Ard Forest

This small car park provides access to the southern end of Loch Ard Forest. The tracks here are great for cycling, horse riding and walking.

Walking trails

Walking

High Corrie Trail

Head deep into the forest for good views over the Carse of Stirling and the Highland Boundary Fault. Great for walking, cycling or horse riding.

Firm tarmac and gravel surface throughout. Long moderate slopes for up to 500m. One road crossing.

Moderate trail grade icon
5 ½ miles / 8.9 km

Allow
3 hours

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This route heads into Loch Ard Forest, crossing the line of one of the two tunnels that has been carrying Glasgow's water supply from Loch Katrine to Milngavie since Victorian times.

Activities

Horse riding and cycling

This quiet woodland is ideal for horse riding and cycling. National Cycle Route 7 links Drymen and Aberfoyle via Old Drymen Road.

The Rob Roy Way

The 94 mile Rob Roy Way begins in Drymen and turns off here into Loch Ard Forest on its way to Aberfoyle and ultimately Pitlochry. The route follows the tracks and paths used by Rob Roy MacGregor, Scotland's most notorious outlaw.

Facilities and access

Walking
Walking
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Parking

The nearest public toilets are in Drymen.

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.

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Getting here

Old Drymen Road car park is on the east side of the minor road that links Drymen and Gartmore. From the centre of Drymen, turn onto Old Gartmore Road (The Clachan Inn will be on your left) and head north for 4 miles. From Gartmore village - which is well signposted from the A81 south of Aberfoyle - follow signs to Drymen for 2 ½ miles.

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G63 0EA is the nearest postcode.

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Nearby forests

View over forest and water at Garadhban

Remote woodland in the hills above Drymen

Facilities and activities
Walking
Walking
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Parking
Distance from 'Old Drymen Road': 2.14 miles
Woodland floor covered in bluebells with sporadic trees rising out of shot.

Relax in this tranquil forest setting. Enjoy a relaxing walk in the Oak woodland or a lazy picnic by the River Forth.

Facilities and activities
Walking
Walking
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Parking
Cycling
Cycling
Picnic area
Picnic area
Distance from 'Old Drymen Road': 3.18 miles
View of forest over Loch Ard

A picturesque loch ideal for family strolls and cycle rides

Facilities and activities
Walking
Walking
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Parking
Cycling
Cycling
Horse riding
Horse riding
Campsite
Campsite
Picnic area
Picnic area
Distance from 'Old Drymen Road': 4.65 miles

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