Crianlarich Community Woodland
See the start of something beautiful at Crianlarich
Local people have worked with Forest Enterprise to create new woodland here, in a project led by the Strathfillan Community Development Trust. New woods are fascinating places, as the trees start to provide homes for birds and other wildlife. And there's another new forest taking shape just up the road at Tyndrum.
Find the essentials
There are public toilets and places to eat in the village of Crianlarich.
Wander through a young native broadleaf woodland, which offers great views over Strath Fillan and Ben Challum.
Uneven gravel and grassy paths, with some narrow and occasionally muddy sections. Includes some fairly steep slopes and a narrow section of boardwalk.
½ miles / 0.8 km Allow ½ hour
There’s peace and quiet in beautiful surroundings along this trail, although you’re just yards from two of the busiest roads in Scotland. You’ll find picnic tables and benches among the young birch, beech and rowan trees, where you can relax and enjoy the views over Strathfillan and the hills behind.
Inverardran Forest Trail
Walk through both new woodland and mature conifer forest with great views of Ben More and Cruach Ardrain.
Firm gravel and grassy surface, with some uneven and potentially muddy sections. Some steep slopes. Includes some gates and a narrow section of boardwalk.
½ miles / 0.9 km Allow ½ hour
Crianlarich Village Trail
A short leg stretch, linking Crianlarich and Inverardran via a lovely area of rowan, alder and birch along the burn.
Uneven gravel and grassy surface, with some rocky and narrow sections. Some steep slopes. Includes a narrow bridge and section of boardwalk.
¾ miles / 1.1 km Allow ½ hour
Look out for red squirrels and a fantastic variety of small garden birds that are already making their homes and finding food among the trees.
Mountain biking trails
Get your walking boots on
Crianlarich is a good base for a classic hill walk to Ben More and Stob Binnein – a demanding but rewarding full day out.
How to get here
From Glasgow, follow the A82 north along Loch Lomond to Tarbet. Take the A82 to Crianlarich, then turn right on the A85 towards Perth. There’s a car park on the right about 1/3 mile (600 metres) after the junction at grid reference NN 389 251.
FK20 8QN is a nearby postcode, centred on the village of Crianlarich.
Trains and several bus routes go to Crianlarich. You'll find details at Traveline Scotland.
Tyndrum, just along the A85 towards Oban, is another community-based project to create new forest routes.
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