Three Lochs Forest Drive
All FLS visitor centres are currently closed. Walking and mountain bike trails remain open, as do most toilets and car parks, but do check below for local updates for closures.
We want to ensure your visit is an enjoyable and safe one.
Make sure you follow the Scottish Government’s FACTS advice – helping to protect yourself, your family and your local community, and follow the Scottish Outdoor Access Code helping to keep Scotland beautiful.
Latest forest information
- CLOSED: The Three Lochs Drive is currently closed for the Winter season.
- We are aiming to re-open the drive by Easter 2021 but this will be subject to the changing Scottish Government restrictions.
- Access to the drive by members of the public is by foot or bike only between Nov – March
- The toilets at Loch Drunkie are closed.
- Parking is available at both the entrance viewpoint and exit.
Enjoy classic Trossachs scenery from your car
The 7 mile long Forest Drive takes you past three picturesque lochs – Lochan Reòidhte, Loch Drunkie and Loch Achray.
If you can tear your eyes away from the breathtaking Trossachs scenery, watch out for woodland and watery wildlife too. Glimpse deer amongst the trees, listen for the chatter of woodland birds and red squirrels and – if you're lucky – spot an osprey fishing on one of the lochs.
There's something for everyone along the route, including short, easy trails and a picnic site beside peaceful Loch Drunkie. You'll find accessible toilets and plenty of parking there too. Permits for Loch Ard are available from James Bayne fishing tackle shop in Callander and the local post offices.
Loch Drunkie and Loch Achray are both popular fishing spots. You can obtain permits from The Lodge Forest Visitor Centre.
There is no fishing on Lochan Reòidhte as it is designated as a conservation water.
Loch Ard is also a haven for fishing. Its tranquil waters are home to pike, perch and brown trout. Permits for Loch Ard are available from James Bayne fishing tackle shop in Callendar.
Camping wild in the forest can be fun if you're hardy. Read our wild camping tips to find out more. The Scottish Outdoor Access Code also has more information and guidance about how to wild camp responsibly.
Camping is welcome throughout the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park but in order to protect some of our most cherished lochshores, byelaws covering camping and firelighting will come into effect in some parts of the Park between March and September. Camping from October to February is unaffected.
Facilities & access
- Three Lochs Forest Drive is currently closed to motorised vehicles for the season (as of 31 October 2020).
- It is possible to walk or cycle the drive at any time of year.
- There are car parks, trails, toilets, play features and picnic spots along the way. Toilets with accessible facilities can be found at Loch Drunkie car park.
The entrance to the Three Lochs Forest Drive is on the east side of The Duke’s Pass/A821, about 2 miles north of Aberfoyle.
FK8 3SY is the nearest postcode.
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