The trail initially follows a forest road and climbs steadily as you head into Achray Forest. A narrower path then takes you through a stand of spruce before the short steep climb uphill, providing superb views of the Lake of Menteith, Flanders Moss, the Campsie and Fintry Hills. Stirling can be seen in the distance to the east and Loch Ard Forest to the west.
The steepest section of this path has fairly rough steps that have been cut out of the rock. Though this part of the path also has a handrail, it is safer to walk up the steps than to walk down them and we suggest you walk the route in an anti-clockwise direction.
How to get there:
From Stirling, follow the A81 - the car park is half a mile from the Rob Roy roundabout.
From Glasgow, follow the A81 signed for Aberfoyle, at the Rob Roy roundabout take a right for Callander. The car park is situated half a mile along the road on your left side.
OS Grid Reference: NN 542 006
For details of public transport visit http://www.travelinescotland.com
You can also access this trail through David Marshall Lodge Visitor Centre.
Birds: We have information about Osprey
What's on in Queen Elizabeth Forest Park
- Wild About The Forest Saturday 4 May 2013
Saturday 25 May 2013
- Kids Summer Nature Club Saturday 6 July 2013
Saturday 13 July 2013
Saturday 20 July 2013
Saturday 27 July 2013
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2 hours 30 minutes
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