Loch Ard Forest, Aberfoyle - Scotland tourist information, pictures and places to visit
Aberfoyle is a delightful little village in Stirling which lies 27 miles north-west of Glasgow. It is pronounced Obar Phuill in Scottish Gaelic and is situated on the banks of River Forth in the splendid Queen Elezabeth Forest Park. Numerous forest walks set off from the village and there are plenty of shops including a large camping shop in the centre of the village. The tourist information centre is prominently located on the high street where you can buy souvenirs and get information about the local area and walking maps. Aberfoyle is conveniently located within easy reach to many tourist attractions.
The village itself is set in a very accessible manner with all the shops, restaurants and amenities within walking distance. The walks that set off from the main car park are some of the most spectacular walks you would come across in Scotland including forest paths, hill top viewing points and beautiful lakes with sculptures. For detailed information and pictures of the walking routes from Aberfoyle village click here
Aberfoyle village is also home to one of the most charming golf courses in Scotland, the Aberfoyle Golf Club. The club was established in 1890 and was designed by Scottish Professional Golfer James Braid.
The hilltop view point overlooking Lochan Spling is definitely worth the climb as the view you get of the mountain and the lake is breath taking. The steps have been reinforced artificially with wooden bars for ease of climb too. There is a chair set at the perfect place to give you a great view of the lake, and on a nice sunny day, you can have a picnic there too.
View point from the edge of Lochan Spling
There is a bench near right at the edge of the lake which is also a perfect place for watching the sunset. There are a few sculptures placed on the lake itself.
Visit the page on more Things to do in Aberfoyle by clicking here to find out more about the Three Lochs Forest Drive and David Marshall Lodge
Aberfoyle Information Centre
Trossachs Discovery Centre
Phone: +44 1877 382352
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