The Lodge Visitor Centre by Aberfoyle

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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 Trossachs.

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 top adventures.

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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 and September.

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.

The Lodge Visitor Centre by Aberfoyle Images
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