This is a great place to access Loch Ard Forest for cycling, horse riding and walking

Old Drymen Road

Start your adventure

This car park provides access to Loch Ard forest for cycling, horse riding and walking.

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Facilities nearby

There is parking at Old Drymen Road but there are no other facilities here.

You'll find toilets, refreshments and shopping at Drymen.

Walking trails

Cycling trails

Mountain biking trails

Horse riding and cycling

This quiet woodland is ideal for horse riding and cycling.

Long Distance Trails

The long distance trails Rob Roy Way and National Cycle Route 7 meet at Old Drymen Road. You don’t have to complete either of them to enjoy the rolling routes and wonderful views – stroll or cycle a stretch from here and get a taste for the adventure!

Rob Roy Way - this 94 mile (151 km) trail begins in Drymen and turns off here into Loch Ard Forest on its way to Aberfoyle and ultimately Pitlochry. The route follows the tracks and paths used by Rob Roy MacGregor, Scotland's most notorious outlaw.

National Cycle Route 7 - the Lochs & Glens section of NCN7, from Inverness to Glasgow, leaves Drymen and crosses Old Drymen Road on its way to Aberfoyle.

Contact: Forest Enterprise Scotland

Address: Aberfoyle, Stirling

Postcode: FK8 3UX

Telephone: 0300 067 6600


How to get here

From Drymen, take Old Gartmore Road north out of the village. The car park is on the right after about 4 miles (6.5 km).

From Aberfoyle, take the A81 south. After about 2 miles (3.6 km), turn right and follow the minor public road through Gartmore towards Drymen. The car park is on the left about 3 miles (5.4 km) beyond Gartmore.

The car park is at grid reference NS 506 936.

Using SatNav?

G63 0EA is the nearest postcode.

Nearby places

Visit nearby Balmaha, the gateway to East Loch Lomond, to explore the Ben Lomond National Memorial Park and impressive Conic Hill. You can also visit the Balmaha Visitor Centre to find out more about the area and Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park.

Continue north along the loch shore to reach tranquil Sallochy – a great place for a picnic overlooking the loch or a ramble through the oakwoods.

Rowardennan lies further north again, at the end of the public road. Relax by the loch, stroll along the shore or – if you're feeling more energetic – join the West Highland Way or head for the summit of Ben Lomond. The choice is yours!

There's much more of Queen Elizabeth Forest Park to explore too! Head for The Lodge Forest Visitor Centre near Aberfoyle to enjoy stunning views and find out more about what to see and do in the Forest Park. If you want to see the forest from a different angle, you'll also find Go Ape here.

Find out more in our Queen Elizabeth Forest Park Map and Trail Guide (PDF 4.7MB).

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