About Strathyre Forest
The wild and rugged Strathyre Forest holds a comparatively sheltered valley. This s-shaped glen was chiselled out of the land by the brute force of a glacier during the Ice Age.
Much of the early work by the Forestry Commission in the 1930s and 40s must be attributed to the first Head Forester, Alistair Cameron - a man of vision. He was able to match each tree species with the right soils. This paid handsome dividends not only through his forest's dramatic effect on the landscape but also in the quality timber we now harvest.
This area is steeped in Scottish history and many stories abound, especially of local legend Rob Roy MacGregor whose grave can be found in the Kirkyard at Balquhidder.
Lochs Lubnaig and Voil provide opportunities for open water canoeing. In spate conditions, Monachyle Burn located at the head of Loch Voil, and Calair Burn situated to the south of Balquhidder village, are ideal for advanced kayakers.
How to get there:
Strathyre Forest is part of Queen Elizabeth Forest Park. Callander and Strathyre are the nearest towns or villages.
From Glasgow, take the A81 to Aberfoyle then follow the A821 and A84.
From Stirling take the A84 via Callander.
OS Grid Reference: NN520014
For details of public transport visit http://www.travelinescotland.com
Start your visit from:Strathyre Cabins
Strathyre Car Park
Ben Ledi car park
Other places to go in Queen Elizabeth Forest Park
What's on in Queen Elizabeth Forest Park
- Christmas At The Lodge Saturday 30 November 2013 to Sunday 1 December 2013
Saturday 7 December 2013 to Sunday 8 December 2013
Saturday 14 December 2013 to Sunday 15 December 2013
Saturday 21 December 2013 to Sunday 22 December 2013
Cowal & Trossachs