The Lodge Forest Visitor Centre is situated about
1 mile northeast of Aberfoyle, next to the scenic hill road
between Aberfoyle, Loch Katrine and Callander.
The visitor centre here is part of the vast Queen
Elizabeth Forest Park in an area known as the
The Lodge is situated high in the hills with great
views from its cafe. It also has a museum showing the
history of the area.
The Go Ape adventure is situated
next to The Lodge with zip wires and many more tree
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The image right is the Go Ape Zip Wire at 426
meters long, one of the longest in the UK. There are
also Tarzan Swings, Rope Ladders and a range of
obstacles and crossings.
The visitor centre gives information on the area
and has great views over the vast forest, ideal for
watching birds of prey.
The cafe at the visitor centre sits high above a
valley with great views for miles.
The forest park has a number of signed walking
routes, and forest roads to drive around passing
three lochs. The forest roads are open between April
The vast Queen Elizabeth Forest Park runs form the
east side of Loch Lomond to east of Callander. It was
designated as a Forest Park in 1953 to mark the
coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.
The Lodge Forest Visitor Centre was built in 1960
with funds from the Carnegie Trust.
This area is referred to as the Trossachs, made
famous in 1810 by Sir Walter Scott's poem The Lady of the Lake,
a story about three men trying to win the love of a
lady from Loch Katrine.
Scott's 1817 novel Rob Roy, about an
outlaw cattle thief born at Loch Katrine, led to more
interest in the area. Rob Roy is buried at Balquhidder 26
miles north of The Lodge.