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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.

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 5 Bananas Ellie - Tree Top Adventure, on 29 July 2014
I was in a group of 3, the other two were 16 year old boys. Our safety brief was clear, interesting and given in a humorous manner. The zip line in was amazing. Unfortunately the course was busy and we spent a long time waiting for the groups in front to complete each obstacle. Fortunately we had a group of French people behind us who were completely mad (in a nice way) and made the waiting easier.
Rated 5 Bananas Lorna - Tree Top Adventure, on 29 July 2014
Fabulous day, the whole family had a great time this is our second visit and it was even better second time round.
Rated 5 Bananas Eleanor - Tree Top Adventure, on 29 July 2014
I had a few problems getting my vouchers accepted but was helped via the telephone booking system. The safety briefing was excellent - very thorough and increased our confidence. The course is excellent - scary and fun! The midges weren't too bad at all which surprised us! The zip line at the end is absolutely brilliant! Would thoroughly recommend this as a day out as it is great value for money.
Rated 5 Bananas Robert - Tree Top Adventure, on 28 July 2014
Fantastic time had by myself and two kids with me. My son has diabetes type 1 and Jim our guide was brilliant with him. Made his day so enjoyable. My cousins daughter (14) was over from Vancouver and she said "go ape was awesome". Sums up our day
Rated 5 Bananas Kerrie - Tree Top Adventure, on 28 July 2014
Great range of difficulty levels - also useful that options exist within the treetops to make a choice depending on the challenges available. Could have been a little more staff presence on bits where the course split as there could sometimes be a build up of people on platforms or at the bottom of some ladders. Inside the start of sections there could be some triva or GO APE fun facts to keep a build up of people amused whilst they wait! (just an idea!)
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