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Most of our visitor centres, car parks and mountain bike trails are now open. Check what’s open near you before you travel and enjoy your visit safely.


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Rowardennan Forest Notices

COVID-19 has changed lots of things we do. And as we re-open the majority of our facilities and welcome more of you back in Phase 3, we need your help to do it safely. Please check what’s open before you travel; enjoy your visit safely by following NHS and Scottish Government guidance; take your litter home with you; and follow the Scottish Outdoor Access Code.

At this location:

  • The car park is open and normal charges (if any) now apply.
  • Toilets are closed while we work to make them safe for you to use. A phased reopening of our public toilet facilities began on Monday, 20 July 2020. For now, please “go before you go” and check helpful apps or websites to find toilets that are open nearby.

Please bear with us and check back regularly for updates. You can also find more information by visiting our COVID-19 page and our FAQs.

An easy trail at the foot of Ben Lomond

Rowardennan, which nestles at the foot of Ben Lomond, is literally the end of the road. It's well worth the visit to enjoy the tranquil loch shore, magnificent views and the chance to take to the water or head for the hills. It also has a small beach that's perfect for paddling.

Guide map to Queen Elizabeth Forest Park (PDF 4.7MB)

Walking trails


Ben Lomond Memorial Trail

A gentle stroll to the shore of Loch Lomond, where there is a memorial sculpture to commemorate the Scots who gave their lives in the two World Wars.

Firm and smooth gravel surface throughout. Generally flat with short moderate ramps.

Easy (all abilities)
¼ miles / 0.3 km

¼ hour

More information

The granite feature was created for the Memorial Park by Angus sculptor Doug Cocker, in recognition of those who gave their lives in the service of their country. It stands at a stunning viewpoint over Loch Lomond and is the perfect place to remember and celebrate Scotland’s people, rich history and unique landscape.


Ben Lomond hill path

The hill path to the top of this iconic peak – with magnificent views over one of the country's most beautiful lochs – begins at Rowardennan. Find out more about the 8 mile round trip taking in a 974m summit at WalkHighlands.

Don't be fooled by the well-worn path leading up this mountain – this is a rough and strenuous route and suitable for fit and experienced walkers. Remember that even in summer the weather can change very quickly here, so be prepared.

Facilities & access

Parking (charge)
Parking (charge)
Easy-access facilities
Easy-access facilities
Picnic area
Picnic area
Tourist information
Tourist information

The public toilets at Rowardennan are open from Easter to October. The local hotel and hostel offer accommodation, food and drink.

Car parking charges

  • £1 for up to 1 hour
  • £3 for all day
  • £12 for minibus and coach all day

Season passes are also available to purchase from our Aberfoyle office.

Getting here

The road to Rowardennan is well signposted from Drymen. The car park marks the end of the road, 12 miles from Drymen.

Using SatNav?

G63 0AR is the nearest postcode.

Public transport

There are no buses to Rowardennan. In the summer months, a ferry service runs from Tarbet and Luss on the opposite bank of Loch Lomond. Plan your journey at Cruise Loch Lomond.

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Have a question or suggestion for improvement?

0300 067 6600 (option 2)
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