Loch Venachar and Loch Drunkie

Description
This route in Queen Elizabeth Forest Park follows National Cycle Network Route 7 through the Achray Forest to two beautiful lochs in the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. The route starts in the village of Aberfoyle and follows good woodland paths to Lochan Reoidhte and then on to Loch Drunkie. You continue on more forest tracks before a long lochside stretch along Loch Venachar. There's great views across the water to the surrounding woodland, hills and mountains.
If you'd like to explore the area further then you can head to the nearby Loch Katrine for more wonderful waterside cycling and walking trails. Loch Ard also has some great woodland cycle and walking trails while the fascinating Inchmahome Priory is only a few miles east of Aberfoyle.
Just to the north of Loch Venachar you can pick up a nice waymarked trail through Glen Finglas. Here you will find rivers, streams, waterfalls and the lovely Glen Finglas Reservoir.

The walk to Ben Venue also starts from near to Loch Achray, just to the west of Loch Venachar. It's a popular climb with great views back down to the loch.

Loch Venachar and Loch Drunkie Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map

Loch Venachar and Loch Drunkie Aerial Photo View Map

   
Distance19 miles (30 km)
Difficulty***
Joining RoutesGlen Finglas, Queen Elizabeth Forest Park, Loch Ard, Loch Katrine, Inchmahome Priory
Memory Map RouteLoch Venachar and Loch Drunkie.mmo (right click - 'Save As')

GPX File

Loch Venachar and Loch Drunkie.gpx (right click - 'Save As')
Route Photos
Aberfoyle
View across Loch Drunkie with woodland and hills in the background
Lochan Reoidhte
Loch Drunkie
Shelter made from a boat, beside Loch Drunkie
Forest drive road, Queen Elizabeth Forest Park
Boathouse at Loch Venachar
Loch Venachar

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