Come and visit us!
Ospreys have been nesting in the Trossachs since the 1970’s. Our live CCTV viewing at the The Lodge in the Queen Elizabeth Forest Park allows you to get up close to them.
Redevelopment of The David Marshall Lodge
Find out how we gave the previously named David Marshall Lodge and surrounding area a well deserved upgrade.
Wildlife Watch offers live CCTV viewing of many different creatures that call the area surrounding The Lodge home. Between April and September our star attraction is ospreys. You might also be lucky enough to see red squirrels, buzzards, peregrine falcons and barn owls.
Live images from the Red Squirrels
Freshly relaunched live webcam from our red squirrel hide. Just press the giant play button to see what the squirrels and other woodland creatures are up to, right now.
Other things to do at The Lodge Forest Visitor Centre
As well as Wildlife Watch, The Lodge has a café, shop and the Go Ape! high wire course and throughout the year runs many events.
There are plenty of woodland walks starting from the centre too.
How to get here
The visitor centre is a mile north of Aberfoyle on the A821 (Dukes Pass). For details of public transport in the area see the Traveline Scotland website.
Please note the following car park charges at The Lodge Forest Visitor Centre
Any vehicle for 1hr - £1.00
Car all day - £3.00
Minibus/coach all day - £12.00
Opening Hours for Wildlife Watch in 2013
- April, May and June: open 7 days from 10am – 5pm
- July and August: open 7 days from 10am – 6pm
Telephone 01877 382258 for more details.
The bird of prey trail
Aberfoyle ospreys are part of the Trossachs Bird of Prey Trail. Visit www.birdofpreytrail.com.
The Aberfoyle Osprey Project is a partnership between Forestry Commission Scotland and RSPB Scotland.