This circular walk takes you around Loch Chon and the Loch Ard Forest in the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park.
The walk starts from the car parking area on the eastern side of the loch, near to the campsite. From here you can pick up footpaths heading north along the loch with views towards Heron Island in the centre. The paths will take you up to the Loch Ard Forest where you can follow woodland paths south west past Frenich Farm. You then follow trails on the western side of the water before crossing the Water of Chon near the little Loch Dhu. The route then heads north west to return you to the car park.
PostcodeFK8 3TL - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Loch Chon Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Loch Chon Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Loch Chon OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Loch Chon Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
Head south east and you will soon come to the neighbouring Loch Ard where there's a sculpture trail and cycling paths to follow around the loch.
To the north there's Loch Arklet and Loch Katrine to explore. Loch Achray, Loch Venachar and Loch Drunkie lie to the east. At Loch Achray you can start the popular climb to Ben Venue.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs Walks and the Queen Elizabeth Forest Park page.