Enjoy a family-friendly experience on the Loch Ard sculpture trails
16 miles of routes for cyclists, walkers and horse riders, running through a wide variety of terrain and past many impressive sights, including Loch Ard itself, Loch Chon, Duchray Water and Kelty Water.
The cycling trails
There are five cycling trails, suitable for cyclists for all abilities, ranging from 2 to 10 miles long. Easy to spot signposts have been placed at all junctions along the main cycle routes, and there's a picnic place for you to rest and enjoy the view.
Where to start
There are three start points to choose from:
- The main forest car park in Aberfoyle,
- Milton car park, one and a half miles west of Aberfoyle. There's an orientation point here which includes a map of the routes, an introduction to the Living in the Forest story, and details of key features.
- Kinlochard village, five miles further along the Milton road.
Features around the trails
Along the routes you'll find five sound posts featuring toad, deer stag, great spotted woodpecker, jay and buzzard sounds, along with narrative recorded by Aberfoyle primary school pupils.
Our wildlife hide will give you a chance to see some of the animals that live around Loch Ard, while chainsaw sculptures (made locally by Rob Mulholland see: www.robmulholland.moonfruit.com) and willow weavings ensure there is always something to see.
Unusual seats and shelters are provided, containing raised letters, symbols and listening tubes. Kids are encouraged to find shapes, words, or listen for sounds to reveal interesting facts about wildlife. There are also tables with wildlife-themed word searches engraved on the top.
Cowal & Trossachs Forest District
Telephone: 01877 382383