Loch Ard Forest
The Trossachs National Park, Scotland
How to get there: Heading west from the centre of Aberfoyle, avoid following the main road as it turns right uphill, instead head straight along the B829 towards Kinlochard. After 1 mile, you will see a sign for ‘Loch Ard Forest’ on the left.
Grid Reference: NN 498 010
Nearest Postcode: FK8 3TF
Parking: Loch Ard Forest Car Park.
Facilities: Picnic tables at the car park.
Map with thanks to Ordnance Survey.
1 Walk out of the car park and along the road to follow a sign for Loch Ard. When the road branches off, keep to the right where the loch will come into view.
2 Walk along for about a mile where you will reach a sculpture of an eagle which overlooks the water.
3 Continue on until you reach a junction. The route will climb steadily for around half a mile. When you reach a signed junction, follow the forest road to the right and then veer to the left shortly afterwards.
4 The track will level then lead you through a dense section of forest, which will eventually open up on approach to Lochan a’ Ghleannain. Continue to head to the east on the track to reach a return to the walk start point.