About Highland Boundary Fault Trail
The Highland Boundary Fault was formed 390 million years ago. It traverses Scotland from Arran to Stonehaven, and is most noticeable for the change in topography from the lowlands in the south-east, to the highlands in the north-west. The fault line can be clearly seen at Loch Lomond stretching along Conic Hill, and back across the islands of Inchmurrin, Creinch, Torrinch and Inchcailloch.
The Highland Boundary Fault trail starts from the car park at the David Marshall Lodge Visitor Centre. It combines information on the geology of the area with a walk in the forest and a number of excellent scenic features. Part of the trail follows the route of the old gravity railway that was used to transport limestone extracted from the quarry, located near the top of Lime Craig, via wagons down to the valley floor.
Following the viewpoint marker post, a short detour leads to an outstanding panoramic view from the top of Lime Craig. On a fine day Ben Lomond, Ben Venue and Ben Ledi are clearly visible, while Ben More and Stob Binnein can be seen in the distance. Looking south-west towards Glasgow, the Campsie Fells and Dumgoyne can also be seen.
How to get there:
From Glasgow follow the A81 north to Aberfoyle.
From Stirling follow the A84(T), A873 then A81 west to Aberfoyle.
From Callander follow the A81 south to Aberfoyle, or for a more scenic route the A821 via the Trossachs.
The Visitor Centre is a mile north of Aberfoyle on the A821 (Dukes Pass).
OS Grid Reference: NN520014
For details of public transport visit http://www.travelinescotland.com
You can also access this trail through Duke's Pass.
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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