Queen Elizabeth Forest Park
Enjoy miles of mountain bike trails and footpaths in this expansive forest in Perthshire. This 3 mile circular walk take you around the Lime Craig Trail from the excellent visitor centre in Aberfoyle. There's attractive oak woodland, waterfalls and a steep climb to Lime Craig. From the viewpoint there are excellent views of Ben Lomond, Ben Venue, Ben Ledi, the Carse of Stirling and the Campsie Fells. The area is great for wildlife too. Look out for red squirrels and crossbills as you make your way through the woods.
There's lots of other trails to try with more details from the Lodge Visitor Centre. This route is designed for walkers but there's plenty of trails for mountain bikers to try. For example you can follow the National Cycle Route 7 to Loch Venachar and Loch Drunkie through the Archay Forest from the centre.
If you head north west you can visit Loch Achray and the wonderful Loch Katrine.
A few miles east of Aberfoyle you will find Inchmahome Priory on Lake Mentieth. It's a special place with the 13th century ruins of the priory surrounded by woodland trails.
Just to the west of the visitor centre you can pick up the cycling and walking trails along Loch Ard.
The Rob Roy Way long distance footpath also passes through Aberfoyle so you can pick this up to head deeper into the forest. If you were to head north east along the path it would take you to Callander where you can visit the beautiful Falls of Leny and Loch Lubnaig.
If you are looking for a more challenging walk then you could climb to Ben Ledi for fabulous views over the park.
PostcodeFK8 3SX - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
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Walks near Queen Elizabeth Forest Park
- Ben Ledi - Climb to this popular viewpoint on this challenging walk in the Trossachs
- Loch Lubnaig - This cycling and walking route follows National Cycle Route 7 from Callander to Strathyre along Loch Lubnaig
- Loch Ard - Enjoy a walk or cycle along the beautiful Loch Ard, near Aberfoyle in the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park
- Inchmahome Priory and Lake of Menteith - Enjoy a stroll around Inchmahome Island on Lake Mentieth and explore the fascinating Inchmahome Priory.
- Loch Katrine - This super cycle and walking route takes you on the lochside path around Loch Katrine in the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park
- Rob Roy Way - Follow in the footsteps of Robert Roy MacGregor, famous Scottish folk hero and outlaw of the early 18th century
- Loch Venachar and Loch Drunkie - This route in Queen Elizabeth Forest Park follows National Cycle Route 7 through the Achray Forest to two beautiful lochs in the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park
- Falls of Leny - Visit these beautiful falls on this short walk from Callander in the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park
- Loch Rusky - This quiet little loch is located in a lovely spot in the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park.
- Loch Achray - This walk visits the beautiful Loch Achray in the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park.