GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Loch Chon

6 miles (9 km)

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.

Postcode

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

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.

Photos

Loch Chon - geograph.org.uk - 1355394

Loch Chon. View of looking over the north end of the loch towards the country house of Frenich and Loch Ard Forest.

Loch Chon - geograph.org.uk - 1359896

Looking through some Oak trees to the loch. The loch itself is fed by several small streams which can be considered to be the true sources of theRiver Forth.

Frenich - geograph.org.uk - 209373

Frenich. Northern end of Loch Chon looking towards Fenichr

Gate in Loch Ard Forest - geograph.org.uk - 1036706

Gate in Loch Ard Forest. A gate blocks the track at the north end of the forest track that leads down the west side of the loch.

Burn Near Frenich - geograph.org.uk - 1035221

Near Frenich Burn running under a forest track which runs down the west side of Loch Chon. There is a small waterfall out of shot to the left which is difficult to view.

Loch Chon - geograph.org.uk - 397901

Taken in a brief sunny period between heavy showers.

Looking NE across Loch Dhu - geograph.org.uk - 88400

Looking NE across Loch Dhu

Track in Loch Ard Forest - geograph.org.uk - 1036063

Track in Loch Ard Forest

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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

Memory Map Route

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