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Strone Hill

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Open water

  • This destination contains areas of open water which can be hazardous if you are not suitably prepared. Follow our water safety advice and take care.


Quiet riverside trails in oak and birch woodland

Stop off at this natural resting place, where for centuries cattle drovers and other travellers along Glen Orchy have paused for a moment. The high riverside trail passes through oak, birch and rowan woodland that provides brilliant colour in spring and autumn and welcome shade for summer picnics.

The riverbank route has viewpoints over the riverside waterfalls, which are particularly dramatic when the river is in spate.

Walking trails

Strone Hill route card (PDF)


River Lochy Falls Trail

This winding trail follows the River Lochy down through some beautiful native oak woodland.

Firm but uneven gravel path throughout. Includes steep slopes and one wide bridge.

Strenuous trail grade icon
1 ½ miles / 2.6 km

1 hour

Facilities and access

Parking (charge)
Parking (charge)
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Stay the Night

The nearest public toilets and other facilities are in Dalmally and Tyndrum.

Car parking information

The charges to park at this forest car park are:

  • £1 for up to 1 hour – all vehicles
  • £3 for all day
  • Blue Badge holders park free. Please display your Blue Badge clearly.

Payment can be made using RingGo.

Please park with care and consideration. In particular please park in designated parking areas only and do not block entrances or gates. Nearby car parks with free parking can be found in our Forest Search, marked as a 'P' without the £ symbol.

Annual parking pass available:

Available in advance by downloading the application form and emailing to the Regional Office. Please read our Annual Pass terms and conditions (PDF) before applying.

West Coast Car Park Pass - £40 per car and £100 per mini bus/coach
FLS National Car Park Pass - £100 per car and £150 per mini bus/coach

Valid at all Forestry and Land Scotland car parks except Tentsmuir.

FLS National Pass application form


More about parking

Stay the Night

 Stay the Night continues to run through to 31 October 2024. This means self-contained motorhomes and campervans will be able to park overnight for one night in some of our car parks.

There is a £10 charge to Stay the Night here, this includes use of the chemical waste disposal facility. If you are not Staying the Night and only want to do a drop-off of chemical waste then it’s £5. Payment can be made through RingGo with details of how to do this at the car park.

To help plan your stay, please see the details below:

  • Height barrier – No
  • Motorhome capacity of car park – 6
  • Suitable for large vehicles/caravans – No
  • Parking notes – Just off main A85. Please park considerately and safely. Use top car on left as you enter.
  • Facilities – Chemical waste disposal

Please visit our Stay the Night page for full details, participating locations, best practice, and terms and conditions of use.

Stay the night

Getting here

The turn-off for Strone Hill is on the south side of the A85, 3 miles east of Dalmally. If driving from Tyndrum, it's the first left after our forest at Glen Lochy.

Using SatNav?

PA33 1AX in Dalmally is the nearest postcode.

Public transport

The Glasgow to Oban bus service passes the car park entrance. Plan your journey at Traveline Scotland.

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Get in touch

Have a question or suggestion for improvement?

0300 067 6650 (option 2)
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