30 September 2022.

Aberfoyle, Walking & Hiking

Aberfoyle’s position on the edge of the Trossachs affords it the best of most worlds and a well deserved reputation as an all round hiking destination. It offers everything from tough mountain scrambles to gentle loch-side and forest ambles. Scotland’s most southerly Munro, Ben Lomond can be climbed via the Loch Ard Forest on a couple of little known alternative routes – the most popular routes being accessed just north of Rowardennan on the other side of the mountain. This climb is well worth the effort if only for the magnificent views over Loch Lomond from the summit. And on a clear day hikers are sometimes rewarded with views of the Clyde estuary and the island of Arran beyond.

The Menteith Hills offer many less taxing alternatives but plenty of great scenery and there are still one or two hefty hikes to be had. It is possible to stroll over the tops of these gentle hills all the way to Callander or the Port of Menteith.

Throughout the Queen Elizabeth Forest park there are several family friendly hiking trails, some providing added interest for children in the form of wooden forts, interactive musical instruments carved in wood plus an abundance of wildlife. Aberfoyle and the surrounding area offer something for walkers and hikers of all abilities – certainly enough to sustain even the keenest walkers’ interest for the best part of a week.

The local tourist office provides walking maps and many of the hiking trails are way marked or signposted. Ordnance Survey Explorer 364 and 365 maps provide most of detailed coverage required by hikers and cyclists.

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