GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Aberfoyle Forest Waterfall Walk

14 miles (22 km)

This village in Stirling is located in a lovely spot on theRiver Forthat the foot ofCraigmore mountain in the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park.
Described as The Gateway to the Trossachs it's a popular base for walkers wishing to explore the forestry and lochs of the area.
This walk from the village explores the Achray Forest section of the Queen Elizabeth Forest Park. On the way you will pass some photogenic waterfalls before visiting the nearby Loch Venachar and Loch Drunkie.
You can start the walk from the forest park visitor centre at David Marshall Lodge. From here head north east past the small lake and you will soon come to the secluded waterfalls. The trails continue north to take you past as Lochan to Loch Drunkie where there is a nice waterside trails.
More forest trails then lead north to the much larger Loch Venachar. You can return the same way or follow alternative forest paths to turn it into a circular walk.
The route uses a trail which is also suitable for cyclists.
To continue your walking in the area head west to Loch Ard. Near the north-western shore there's more pretty waterfalls to see at the falls of Ledard.

Postcode

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

Aberfoyle OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Aberfoyle Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Aberfoyle

Pubs/Cafes

The Forth Inn is located in a fine spot in the centre of the village. This cosy pub is over 100 years old and includes a lovely interior with an old wood panelled bar and lounge. The inn serves high quality meals using local produce and has a pleasant garden area. You can find them at postcode FK8 3UQ for your sat navs.

Dog Walking

The forest trails are ideal for dog walking. The Forth Inn mentioned above is very dog friendly too. It has twice won The Dog-Friendly Pub of the year award, and was in the Final again for 2022.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

For some splendid local history head a few miles east to visit Inchmahome Priory and the Lake of Menteith. The ancient site is one of the local highlights with substantial 13th century ruins, lakeside trails and wonderful views to enjoy.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs Walks page.

Photos

Waterfalls at David Marshall Lodge - geograph.org.uk - 3480782

Waterfalls at David Marshall Lodge

Lake at David Marshall Lodge - geograph.org.uk - 3475026

Lake at David Marshall Lodge

Bridge below the waterfalls - geograph.org.uk - 2955344

Bridge below the waterfalls

Achray Forest - geograph.org.uk - 2000945

Two walkers in the Achray Forest on a fine summer day.

Loch Drunkie - geograph.org.uk - 2932914

Loch Drunkie

River Forth at Aberfoyle - geograph.org.uk - 4446087

River Forth at Aberfoyle

Main Street, Aberfoyle

Main Street, Aberfoyle

Aberfoyle - geograph.org.uk - 2339574

Aberfoyle

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