About Achray Forest
Find inspiration and exhilaration amongst bristly wooded hills and sparkling lochs at Achray Forest. The forest sits astride the Duke's Pass between Loch Achray and the Trossachs to the north, and Aberfoyle to the south.
Perched above Aberfoyle on the very edge of the Highlands, the David Marshall Lodge Visitor Centre is the ideal place to start your visit to the forest.
3 Lochs Forest Drive offers superb views across the forest towards the Trossachs, and is a marvellous way to explore the forest.
Adjacent to the drive there is an interesting area of wetland between Lochs Venachar and Achray known as Blackwater Marshes. This is a good birding area - wildfowl that might be seen include greylag, gooseander teal and wigeon. It is also an unusual area of raised bog and holds much botanical interest.
How to get there:
Achray Forest is part of Queen Elizabeth Forest Park. Aberfoyle is the nearest town or village.
From Aberfoyle follow the A821 northwards onto the Duke's Pass.
From Callander follow the A821 west along the north side of Loch Venachar to the the Trossachs.
OS Grid Reference: NN520014
For details of public transport visit http://www.travelinescotland.com
Start your visit from:Braeval
Pine Ridge car park
Achray, Forest Drive Exit
David Marshall Lodge Visitor Centre
Loch Katrine - Trossachs Pier
Other places to go in Queen Elizabeth Forest Park
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
Cowal & Trossachs