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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.

Watch video. See what our customers are saying.

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 3SY

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.

See Scotland is a small family run business that specialises in personalised tours, be it historical, adventure, sports, cruises, or maybe just enjoying the scenery, you decide what you would like and we take you there.

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 4 Bananas michael - Tree Top Adventure, on 14 April 2014
enjoyed experience again, but waiting times to do section of course puts you off,booked in for 11 am arrived ready to go on time, group in front still doing briefing ? girl asked our group who had done it before a few had not so she then decided to let them go first although we where first in queue, so right away you know you are going to be waiting which you can accept if you are not already waiting on group in front, on our first course after zip our full group had to wait at least 15mins before any one from our group got on, so when wet windy cold not a very good feeling ? organisation terrible not the first time this has happened
Rated 5 Bananas Sheila - Tree Top Adventure, on 8 April 2014
Excellent, great fun. First class in every way. Felt safe and well looked after.
Rated 4 Bananas Cora - Tree Top Adventure, on 7 April 2014
I liked the zip wire best.
Rated 5 Bananas Mary-Jane - Tree Top Adventure, on 7 April 2014
Had an excellent time, staff were very professional and informative, but also friendly and relaxed. Really enjoyed my experience, the zip-lines were THE BEST!! Would defiantly recommend this to others, and plan to bring friends when they visit us. Thanks for a fab time guys. :)
Rated 5 Bananas Isla - Tree Top Adventure, on 7 April 2014
Elaine Roberts booked this adventure for my husband Stewart and 2 children. They all thought the adventure was totally awesome even though it tipped down with rain on the way round!
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