About Loch Ard Forest
Between the outskirts of Aberfoyle and the foothills of Loch Lomond lies the Great Forest of Loch Ard. The gently corrugated land in the south leading up to the mountainous terrain in the north, together with the sheer scale of the landscape, hides a treasure chest of surprises.
Throughout this forest are many lochs and lochans - from the mighty Loch Chon and Loch Ard, to picturesque Lochan a' Ghleannain and tiny Clashmore Loch. Two important rivers - Duchray Water and the Kelty Water - rise here, tumbling down through the forest to join the river Forth.
The area is home to an abundance of wildlife and plant life. Red and roe deer, capercaillie, red squirrel, woodpecker, blackcock, wood ants, wood wasps, barn owls, and an array of plants and fungi are just a small sample of what awaits the patient visitor.
These trails are ideal for cyclists, walkers and horse riders. See the activities section on the Aberfoyle Village Car Park page for more information.
How to get there:
Loch Ard Forest is part of Queen Elizabeth Forest Park. Aberfoyle is the nearest town or village.
Take A81 from Glasgow to Aberfoyle, then follow the B829 to Loch Ard.
OS Grid Reference: NN498010
For details of public transport visit http://www.travelinescotland.com
Start your visit from:Kinlochard
Loch Ard car park
Aberfoyle Village Car Park
Drymen Road Car Park
Garadhban car park
Other places to go in Queen Elizabeth Forest Park
What's on in Queen Elizabeth Forest Park
- Young Bird Watchers Tuesday 15 April 2014
Thursday 17 April 2014
Tuesday 8 April 2014
Thursday 10 April 2014
- Ospreys Return Saturday 12 April 2014
- Easter Sunday Sunday 20 April 2014
Cowal & Trossachs