GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Loch Ard

4 miles (6 km)

Enjoy a walk or cycle along the beautiful Loch Ard, near Aberfoyle in the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park.
This circular route starts in the car park at the eastern end of the loch and takes you along the loch and through the surrounding woodland on good paths. On the way there are lovely view points with picnic benches where you can sit and admire the view over Loch Ard to the forests and surrounding hills. The route also passes a number of interesting sculptures with riddles and the pretty Lochan Ghleannain.You can easily extend your outing by continuing west along the miles of cycle and walking trails in the Loch Ard Forest. The Forestry Commision have created a number of fine waymarked trails to try including the Ben Lomond Viewpoint Trail and the Loch Ard Sculpture Trail.
There are also great cycling and walking trails to Loch Katrine, Loch Achray and Loch Venachar and Loch Drunkie.

Postcode

FK8 3TG - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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Loch Ard OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Loch Ard Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Just to the north west there's a nice circular trail to follow around the scenic Loch Chon.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs Walks and the Queen Elizabeth Forest Park page.

Photos

Loch Ard

Looking west along Loch Ard from Ledard.

Loch Ard - geograph.org.uk - 1352902

The B829 road skirts the loch at its eastern end. Not much between the road and the loch.

Eastern End of Loch Ard - geograph.org.uk - 196864

Eastern End of Loch Ard. The fly in the picture was part of a swarm that keeps you moving in this forest during the summer.

Lochan Ghleannain - geograph.org.uk - 2002307

Lochan Ghleannain. Just south of the loch.

Duchray Water - geograph.org.uk - 1345285

Duchray Water. As seen from footbridge over river

Boathouses, Loch Ard - geograph.org.uk - 61803

Boathouses.

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

Loch Ard.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Share>Save to Files')

Memory Map Route

Loch Ard.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Share>Save to Files)