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The Lodge Forest Visitor Centre

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Address: The Dukes Pass via The Trossachs, Aberfoyle, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park FK8 3SX, Scotland
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+44 300 067 6615
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A Great Place for a Walk

A ideal starting point for an afternoon's walk. Car parking £3 all day, which was reasonable compared with Lake District prices. We chose to eat in the cafe first. As others have... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 February 2017
B0dgie
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We called into the visitor centre in Aberfoyle and the lovely lady in there recommended we went to the Lodge visitor centre if we wanted to see the Red Squirrels and we were not disappointed. The staff there are very helpful and issue you with a very easy to follow map as my husband also wanted to photograph the waterfalls.... More 

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

A ideal starting point for an afternoon's walk. Car parking £3 all day, which was reasonable compared with Lake District prices. We chose to eat in the cafe first. As others have noted, prices here were fairly high. I chose a ham sandwich, which at £5.80 was expensive, but generously filled, and the bread was fresh, as was the salad... More 

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Thank B0dgie
Scotland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

This park is well worth the £3 parking fee. There is a well-equipped visitor centre and well-maintained walking paths with interesting things to see (mirror sculptures, hamocks, and children's play tunnels, for instance) and to do (the wildlife hide and hours of walking paths, for instance). The waterfall was surprisingly tall and at the time, with thundering water flowing. At... More 

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Thank Debra M
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed a good dog walk here followed by lunch in the Lodge Cafe. Walks are graded and signposted and you can really take your pick depending on fitness, time available and mood. Park your car £1 for an hour or £3 for the day. It used to be free but I suppose a modest charge is acceptable for providing clean... More 

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Thank alanhowie
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

Lovely walks with opportunities to see the Scottish Highland Cows, Red Squirrels and birds. There is a lovely waterfall, an area to watch the birds and to relax amongst the trees. The Lodge also has live wildlife cams, information and a cafe.

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Thank MDHarding
Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Queen Elizabeth forest is a lovely centre for walking wildlife watching, interesting sculptors, photography and a good cafe as well. Brilliant day out

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Thank Kath R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Visited for the first time in the new year for a walk. Very impressed with the layout, four or five routes varying from a wheelchair accessible path that leads to a waterfall to difficult paths with a fair bit of steep hills. These routes do cross so we adapted bits of routes to make our own. Lots of woodland based... More 

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Thank Rob S
Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

The visitor centre is by the Go Ape centre - but is completely separate. The building is atop the great faultline between the highlands and lowlands, providing some stunning views. Sitting at the cafe window, a feeding station is humming with different types of birds (including a greater spotted woodpecker) Interesting information boards around the outside viewing platform; live and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

This facility has an extensive cafe with huge panoramic views. I was here in the Autumn with all the leaves changing colour and there are a variety of walks (some quite steep). I would have preferred more detailed maps to have been available.

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Thank phillipma
Bathgate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Spent a smashing day with family and enjoyed two really nice walks. I would recommend to this with young children who enjoy walks with lovely views.

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