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The Lodge Forest Visitor Centre

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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Beautiful scenery

My husband, myself and our 2 dogs visited here early July. Wonderful staff very helpful and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jenny1815
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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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Amazing Walks

I really enjoyed our visit to the lodge forest centre. Parking is £3.00 for the full day. The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Steph162
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
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“red squirrels” (34 reviews)
“stunning views” (15 reviews)
“wildlife hide” (6 reviews)
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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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"excellent walks"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My husband, myself and our 2 dogs visited here early July. Wonderful staff very helpful and knowledgable. The walks are well marked and informative. We visited the hide and saw the red squirrels. From here we did the drive 3 lochs which one of the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really enjoyed our visit to the lodge forest centre. Parking is £3.00 for the full day. The centre has a beautiful cafe with amazing views of the forest. There is also live wildlife cams set up with a chance of seeing red squirrels. We...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did the Lime Craig trail. Mostly moderate but very steep at the end up to the summit. I would recommend walking poles there. In June lots of wild flowers--orchids, butterwort, heleborines and others. Stop at the hide on the way. very good cafe in...More

1  Thank ayeaye
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Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

Incredible place with outstanding views. Waterfall is breathtaking. Very nice place to walk through the forest and spend time in the open air. Car parking available, paid 1£ per hour and 3£ per all day.

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Reviewed 3 June 2018

We came to the forest centre for a walk recently, after an absence of about 10 years. The first thing we noticed was that the name of the centre had changed, with the founder's name (David Marshall) dropped. The choice of waymarked walks was less...More

Thank Richard W
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Reviewed 14 April 2018

This site has some great walks leaving from the Lodge which suits all ages, The is a fantastic waterfall to view not far from the lodge car park there are ares for the kids to play as well, and adults if you like the Go...More

1  Thank Ronnieduke
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

Well this is a review in two parts, First the cafe a great place to stop off for a brew, Great staff & great views from inside. Only thing i found out afterwards was the outside door with a ramp to the cafe is the...More

3  Thank Michael H
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Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

I hope someone from management reads this and passes on to staff. Visited 24/03/18 at 4pm and the two staff members inside the lodge were lovely. Very friendly, helpful and went above and beyond to assist my mother who has walking difficulties. Thankyou so much...More

Thank angel12349876
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Reviewed 26 March 2018

If you are visiting the David Marshall Centre do visit the Lodge Café inside. The food is always good and the staff are delightful. We sat by the window last week with panoramic views eating scones that had literally just come out of the oven....More

Thank angleseypat
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Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile

Lots of realy nice walks and tea room at the lodge look for the lovely waterfall and sculptures about the walks

Thank emccook
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sam0pc1
20 November 2017|
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Response from Becky H | 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
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gemgemkay
23 May 2015|
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Response from Orra C | Reviewed this property |
I did not see any on my visit.
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