Monday, 20 December 2021
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.
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.
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.
Allow 3 hours
This quiet woodland is ideal for horse riding and cycling. National Cycle Route 7 links Drymen and Aberfoyle via Old Drymen Road.
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.
The nearest public toilets are in Drymen.
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.
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.
G63 0EA is the nearest postcode.
Remote woodland in the hills above Drymen
Relax in this tranquil forest setting. Enjoy a relaxing walk in the Oak woodland or a lazy picnic by the River Forth.