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Different trails for all abilities

We took the easy route. Saw the wonderful childrens Santa trail. Walked to the beautiful waterfall... read more

Reviewed 11 December 2018
Ayrshire, United Kingdom
Nice Views, and Lovely Opportunities to See the Birds and Animals

We had a light lunch here on arrival, then went off on a walk on the waterfall trail which was... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2018
Canberra, Australia
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The Dukes Pass via The Trossachs, Aberfoyle, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park FK8 3SX, Scotland
+44 300 067 6615
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Reviewed 10 February 2019

The centre has lots of information on walks and their website has a great downloadable map of all the routes from the centre. There are different levels of routes and all were easy to navigate and beautiful forestry to walk through.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank MinnieLola
Reviewed 24 January 2019

My wife and I have been here many times it is such a beautiful place to be, just get away from life’s problems. We sit and watch the red squirrels at the hide area, it’s such a magical experience if you are ever near by...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 1 January 2019 via mobile

Visited between Christmas and New year, two families with young children. We all loved the trails so much so we visited numerous times during our 5 night stay. The kids adored the rapids and waterfalls and the Christmas trail. Would highly recommend

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 11 December 2018

We took the easy route. Saw the wonderful childrens Santa trail. Walked to the beautiful waterfall. Sat in the roofed hide and saw a red squirrel come for food. Saw numerous types of small birds come to the feeding station including a greater spotted woodpecker....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jinty20162017
Reviewed 10 December 2018 via mobile

The Visitors Centre is well worth visiting. Lots of information about nature for children, and the walks around the woods are dotted with experiences for young children, such as damming a stream with sluice gates, climbing items, and magical hidey holes during the Christmas season....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 932HelenC
Reviewed 14 November 2018

Very interesting for children, and loads for them to see and learn. Staff very friendly and helpful and keen to advise you on the best walks nearby.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank cornishpasty75
Reviewed 10 November 2018 via mobile

It was quieter seeing the tourist season is over. However the cafe serving a decent breakfast was still opened at 10am. Breakfast rolls and drinks, yummy. Next the walk... We live locally so are biased and would highly recommend this place for family with little...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JensonLim
Reviewed 7 November 2018

The Lodge is a short drive from Aberfoyle and nestles in the Queen Elizabeth Forest Park. Easy to park and there are lots of walks and wild life. Good café and interesting displays to read and live camera footage of different parts of the park....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank lenovohazel
Reviewed 6 November 2018

We had a light lunch here on arrival, then went off on a walk on the waterfall trail which was nice, although the falls weren’t terribly strong due to a lack of rain. While down near the falls we then walked over to the wildlife...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank TheOldMacs
Reviewed 31 October 2018

We stopped for coffee and cake...which were ok. However the views from the cafe are stunning. We then went for a short walk which was well signed, and was appropriate for a pushchair. The Frankenstein decorations along the paths were a nice touch and there...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Matthew R
15 August 2018|
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Response from 866michaelh | Reviewed this property |
Don't think it is but if you ring them the will tell you for sure on +44 300 067 6615 or check out their website.
20 November 2017|
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Response from Q9271IIbeckyh | Reviewed this property |
Yes you do have to follow the path to the hide but you won’t be disappointed as they’re always on the feeders
6 June 2015|
Response from Z9258HCalisonm | Reviewed this property |
The visitor centre is free. If you want to do go ape you have to book and pay.