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Strone Hill

Where we are

COVID-19 update

Enjoy your visit safely:

  • Read our Covid-19 Information in advance of your visit.
  • Most of our forests and facilities are open, but use our website to check before you travel.
  • Do not light campfires or use disposable barbecues.
  • Park considerately, taking care not to park on verges or block gates or roads.

About

Quiet riverside trails in oak and birch woodland

Strone Hill is a natural resting place for travellers. In the past, drovers watered their cattle here on the long walk to markets in the south. Today it's a peaceful spot to walk your dog and picnic by the river. Two short trails allow you to stretch your legs alongside the riverbank or to an impressive viewpoint over the River Lochy falls.

Guide map to the forests of North Argyll (PDF 5.8MB)

Walking trails (2)

Walking

Waterfall Woods Trail

Wander through some lovely oak woodland around An t-Sròn to a spectacular waterfall viewpoint.

Firm but uneven gravel surface throughout. Some fairly steep slopes with loose stones.

Moderate trail grade icon
½ miles / 0.9 km

Allow
¼ hours

More information

This delightful short trail is great if you have limited time. It takes you through beautiful mature oak woodland to a viewpoint over the River Lochy falls. On rainy days you'll hear the roar of the waterfall as you approach.

Walking

An Darach Ruadh Trail

This winding trail follows the River Lochy down through some beautiful native oak woodland. Can you find the 'aerial tree'?

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

Moderate trail grade icon
1 miles / 1.7 km

Allow
¾ hours

More information

The name of this trail means ‘red oak' in Gaelic.

Facilities and access

Walking
Walking
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Parking
Picnic area
Picnic area
Campervan parking
Campervan parking

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

Stay The Night

Motorhomes and campervans that are self-contained and have their own toilet facilities will be able to stay overnight at the Strone Hill car park from 8 June – 31 October 2021. This does not include overnight tent camping or car parking.

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

  • Height barrier – No
  • Motorhome capacity of car park – 3
  • Suitable for large vehicles/caravans – Yes
  • Access notes – A short section of forest road leads to this Car Park, just before the A85 begins to drop down into the village of Dalmally.
  • Parking notes – Some sections of the car park are at an angle, wheel stops recommended. Please leave a 4m gap between other motorhomes.

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

Stay The Night

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.

More about parking

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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Nearby forests

Binoculars on picnic table

Quiet riverside picnic site with mountain views

Facilities and activities
Parking icon
Parking
Mountain access
Mountain access
Picnic area
Picnic area
Distance from 'Strone Hill': 1.25 miles
Heather at Tyndrum

Community woodland with short trails

Facilities and activities
Walking
Walking
Mountain access
Mountain access
Distance from 'Strone Hill': 5.13 miles
Bright leaves in Crianlarich Community Woodland

A mix of old and new woodland with mountain views

Facilities and activities
Walking
Walking
Parking icon
Parking
Mountain access
Mountain access
Picnic area
Picnic area
Distance from 'Strone Hill': 7.01 miles

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Phone
0300 067 6650 (option 2)
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