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Aberfoyle

(Stirlingshire)

Near Glasgow

In Short – it’s Zip Wire Heaven in Loch Lomond.

Our first Tree Top Adventure in Scotland and what an impact it’s made. Stunning scenery of the surrounding Queen Elizabeth Forest Park in Aberfoyle (Stirlingshire) gives the course a jaw-dropping backdrop and makes for a great day out in Scotland.

Oh, and let’s not forget, arguably, the course’s main attraction: Two of Britain’s longest zip wires, each stretching over 400m long, flying customers 150 feet above the ground and over a 90 foot waterfall.

A mecca for Go Ape pilgrims, thrill seekers, adventure lovers & those that just want to get out and have some fun in Loch Lomond.

NEW Forest Visitor Centre at Aberfoyle. Forestry Commission Scotland are proud to unveil the state of the art centre, featuring a cafe that offers a spectacular floor to ceiling view of the forest.

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Get out and about this season

For full availability simply click on our 'Book Now' function for exact details of Aberfoyle's opening hours.

Times will vary on daylight hours…some adventures even open at 08:00 in the summer for those early birds!

Below is a snapshot of when our forest doors open.

We're open from February to November, but we close our forest doors during December and January (...it gets a little chilly and we like to maintain our adventures).

Open February Half Term (17th February - 21st February)

Weekends in March.

Open Daily Easter, Half Term and Summer Holidays.

Term Time (closed Tuesdays).

Open Daily October Half Term (27th October - 31st October).

Open November Weekends.

Course stats

Here are our Tree Top Adventure stats for Go Ape Aberfoyle.

  • Number of sections 5
  • Longest Zip Wire 426 metres
  • Longest Crossing 11.5 metres
  • Total Length 1,171 metres
  • Number of Crossings 35
  • Highest Point 40 foot

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The Team at Aberfoyle

The Address

Go Ape Aberfoyle
The Lodge - Forest Visitor Centre.
Queen Elizabeth Forest Park
Aberfoyle, Stirling
FK8 3SX

You can select longitude/Latitude for accurate Sat-Nav directions: Type in our co-ordinates: 56.18248080, -4.39008950.

Get directions

By car

Take the A81 to Aberfoyle, at the roundabout head towards Aberfoyle and then follow the signs for Callander A821 (A84) with brown signage for Forest Park Visitor Centre.

Head up the hill and Follow the Brown signs for Go Ape into the The Lodge Visitor centre car park.

Then follow footpath signage to the Go Ape Cabin.

Due to the rural nature of our locations, postcodes are not always accurate when using satellite navigation. Please always check the route it has given you before setting off, and cross reference with a map.

Parking is £3 for the day.

By train

The nearest train station is located at Stirling.  First ScotRail operate a service from Glasgow Queen Street to Stirling.

Local Area

Some nearby places which may be of interest:

Make a day of it, there's plenty of things to do. Why not explore the forest on a bike, or get your walking boots on. Whether you're on two wheels or two feet, this is a beautiful neck of the woods.

Parking is £3 for the day at Aberfoyle.

There's plenty of walks near Aberfoyle to enjoy.

Please be aware there's midges about. We advise that you bring some repellent to keep them away - you can check the Scottish Midge forecast to see how what conditions will be like when you go. You can buy some at the David Marshall Visitor Centre or from us.

Aberfoyle is cared for by the Forestry Commission. From trails to sustainable timber, and concerts to conservation projects, the Forestry Commission looks after forests and woodlands, for everyone to enjoy. Visit www.forestry.gov.uk to find out more.

Staying Over

Need a place to crash?
Our friends below come highly recommended from the tree-tops...

Holiday Parks in Loch Lomund

Campsites and holiday parks near Aberfoyle

Strathyre Forest Holidays - within Queen Elizabeth Forest Park.

Trossachs Yurts - This place invites a genuinely slow holiday with a whole host of activities to be found around the farm.

The Forth Inn

Drymen Bed and Breakfast

Crianlarich Hotel

MacDonald Forest Hills Hotel - A fine four star hotel with stunning scenery and a luxury spa.

Loaninghead Holidays

You can grab a bite to eat at The Lion & Unicorn. Fine food with an amzing atmosphere.

Copleland Campsite

Feedback from Aberfoyle

Take a look at what some of our tribe have said about their time in the forest. It’s always good to hear it straight from the Gorilla’s mouth (…and we’re proud to say it’s totally unedited!) And why not have a peek at what people are saying about us on Trip Advisor.

Rated 5 Bananas val - Tree Top Adventure, on 1 September 2014
WE hae a amazing day at go ape aberfoyle lovely friendly staff and the sun even shone on us. Our ages ranged from 19 to 60 yrs old and everyone had a great day.thanks
Rated 5 Bananas Andy - Tree Top Adventure, on 1 September 2014
A fantastic experience! I can't imagine how I would ever get do something like Go Ape anywhere else. I got a real sense of being an adventurer or professional climber which appealed to the child in me without the risk involved in those jobs.The environment is very carefully controlled, in the sense that safety is paramount. However, I felt responsible for my own safety. There was supervision in the form of instructors at regular intervals but no intervention is made unless absolutely necessary. I must admit that I made a mistake during the course which, whilst not very risky was against the rules, the instructor nearby noticed and informed me firmly but without being patronising that I was in the wrong.The course was challenging and exhilarating, physically demanding but accessible. The 460m zip line was such a thrill! I am at home in the outdoors and I am physically strong and fit but the course is designed so that none of these attributes is really required. In front of my partner and I were a family of four with two young lads who, although not used to that kind of activity, did really well and clearly enjoyed the experience. I would suggest that those who are very unfit or scared of heights should give it a miss.
Rated 5 Bananas Amy - Tree Top Adventure, on 1 September 2014
The zip line was my favourite part - amazing views.
Rated 5 Bananas Carol ann Harvey - , on 1 September 2014
My son and his friend who are 12 thought the zip wires were amazing...and my partner who's 47 loved every minute , back to being a teenager again!!!!....suits all ages as there's something for everyone.
Rated 5 Bananas Lynn - Tree Top Adventure, on 1 September 2014
I was given a gift voucher as a 50th Birthday present, and visited with my 20 year old daughter. We both had a fabulous time, both had a little wobble about doing the big tarzan swing at the end, but were so proud of ourselves for achieving it. Great day out.
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