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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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Great walks and awesome cafe

Not only the scenery, landscapes walks and viewpoint are fantastic. The lodge cafe is a great place... read more

Reviewed today
Ericlive
via mobile
Tranquil and beautiful

There is paid car parking which is reasonable for a day ticket. The lodge has a cafe, outside... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Alison M
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“red squirrels” (35 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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"live feed"
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"excellent walks"
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Reviewed today via mobile

Not only the scenery, landscapes walks and viewpoint are fantastic. The lodge cafe is a great place to regroup dry and warm up after the walk. The staff is very friendly and the food is awesome and not expensive at all! I highly recommend it.

Thank Ericlive
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There is paid car parking which is reasonable for a day ticket. The lodge has a cafe, outside seating and a viewing area and is situated on a viewpoint. Numerous walks of varying abilities. Lots of benches and sculptures dotted about. We went over the...More

1  Thank Alison M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spent the afternoon there with friends, two kids and three dogs. Brilliant woodland to walk through. Different trails for all abilities. Loads of wee activities dotted about for the kids to play with and learn about and the spaniels loved it too. The visitor centre...More

Thank PonyUpMum
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Reviewed 4 weeks 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

Thank Jenny1815
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Reviewed 27 June 2018

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

Thank Steph162
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Reviewed 17 June 2018

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.

Thank malutka93
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Reviewed 4 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

1  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 4 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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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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lorraine350
6 June 2015|
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Response from Alison M | Reviewed this property |
The visitor centre is free. If you want to do go ape you have to book and pay.
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gemgemkay
24 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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