Three Lochs Forest Drive
If you prefer to make a quick trip around the forest then the 7.5 mile long Three Lochs Forest Drive may be the perfect option for you.
The winding forest road often by the streams with picturesque views is very convenient to ensure you make the most out of your driving trip with planned parking spots and trails leading to lakes. There are several picnic spots, toilets and car parks in this route.
Route information and postcode for Three Lochs Forest Drive
If you are using GPS/Satnav then you can use the following details:
Postcode for the Three Lochs Forest Drive – FK8 3SY (Approximate nearest postcode good enough to get you there)
It is a one-way route with facilities such as toilets, car parks and picnic spots along the way. Please bear in mind that the entrance barriers are closed at 4pm and the exit barriers are closed by 5pm so keeping an eye on time is a good idea. The drive is open to public from April to October all week starting from 9 am.
It may also be a good idea to contact the visitor centre or visit Forestry Commission Scotland website before making travel plans.
Useful contact information –
Cowal & Trossachs
Phone – 01877 382 383
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Website – https://forestryandland.gov.scot/visit/forest-parks/queen-elizabeth-forest-park/three-lochs-forest-drive
The Lodge Forest Visitor Center (previously David Marshall Lodge)
Previously known as David Marshall Lodge. Overlooking the village of Aberfoyle, the lodge may just be the perfect spot for you to start your visit. The remarkable building was acquired by the Forestry Commission in 1960 as a gift from the Carnegie Trust. There are useful facilities including restaurants, Go Ape high wire forest adventure, forest shop, picnic areas, wildlife viewing centre, children’s play area and toilets.
There are several way marked trails setting off from Lodge leading to the Achray Forest. Fun days and other family activities including ranger led guided walks are held at the visitor centre throughout the year.
For detailed information on the opening times and activities for David Marshall Lodge you can visit the official page by Forestry Commission on Achray Forest – https://forestryandland.gov.scot/visit/forest-parks/queen-elizabeth-forest-park/the-lodge-forest-visitor-centre
Postcode for David Marshall Lodge for GPS/Satnav – FK8 3SX
Car park – Available (£1 for 1 hour, £3 for whole day)