About David Marshall Lodge Visitor Centre
Find out about our plans to give David Marshall Lodge and surrounding area a well deserved upgrade.
See the Signs Plans for the "Mini Lodge"
Nature Play at David Marshall Lodge
The final plans will be displayed during February 2013 at David Marshall Lodge and the work completed by April 2013.
The Visitor Centre is the best place to start exploring Queen Elizabeth Forest Park.
This impressive building, locally known by its original name, the David Marshall Lodge, was gifted to the Forestry Commission in 1960 by the Carnegie Trust. The David Marshall Lodge offers some of the most spectacular views in the area, including a stunning view across Loch Ard Forest to Ben Lomond.
This is the ideal base from which to explore the forest environment. Waymarked paths starting from here range from half a mile to a four mile trek.
The views from the Lodge are spectacular, taking in the Campsie Hills, Ben Lomond and across Loch Ard Forest.
The visitor centre is also the location of the Go Ape! high wire adventure course.
Take time to enjoy a meal or a cake in the Cafe and for that special souvenir, pop into the forest shop where you can purchase locally made crafts, as well as good quality souvenirs and gifts.
Wildlife Watch offers Live CCTV images beamed from different locations within the forest. You may be lucky enough to see Buzzards, Red Squirrels, Peregrines and even Ospreys (see Aberfoyle Ospreys link on the right for more information).
Please note the following car park charges at David Marshall Lodge
- Any vehicle for 1hr - £1.00
Car all day - £3.00
Minibus/coach all day - £12.00
How to get there:
For details of public transport visit http://www.travelinescotland.com
Other places to go in Achray Forest
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
|Several waymarked routes start and finish at the Lodge.
Oak Coppice Trail
Highland Boundary Fault Trail
Oak Coppice trail
|There is a link from the Lodge to the National Cycle Network route 7.
|Ranger Guided Walks - booking essential.|
|Permits for local area are available from the shop.|
|Live pictures of Osprey, Blue Tit to be shown in the wildlife room. Click on Aberfoyle Ospreys on related pages to the right.|
|Permanent orienteering course open.|
|The centre is the location of the Go Ape high wire adventure course.|
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