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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 3SX

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

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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 rory - Tree Top Adventure, on 26 July 2014
I went with my girlfriend, and beforehand she wasn't to keen on the idea but during and after it she was so glad that she did it. I was always keen for it and i'm very happy that we did it. we both throughly enjoyed the number of Zip wires on the course, especially the first and last one, the trill of flying through the air for so long was such a thrill. The one which got our adrenaline pumping for sure was the tarzan swing. Having the little drop beforehand and then swinging into the net made us scream, well for one of us at least and being able to give her a little nudge off the edge is always fun. Such a great experience so glad we booked and did, was such a great activity for the two of us to do together. Would defiantly do it again.
Rated 5 Bananas Dale - Tree Top Adventure, on 23 July 2014
Overall experience was good however after a while on the course it tends to become repetitive. I took part in a similar type of excursion in majorca and it didn't have this problem. I would suggest more variety in the course.
Rated 5 Bananas Susan - Tree Top Adventure, on 22 July 2014
For someone who is afraid of heights this experience was amazing. The quality of the security training was great. I went with my family - 4 adults and 4 kids and we all had a fantastic time. Only constructive comments I have are that I would have preferred to have a helmet on, and would have preferred to have an instructor standing at the return zip line for safety purposes.
Rated 5 Bananas Jodie - Tree Top Adventure, on 22 July 2014
I booked Go Ape for something a bit different for myself and my fiance to do. And I'm ever so glad that I did. Our instructor was Jim and he was very welcoming and gave an excellent safety demonstration. Even more so I volunteered first to go. Honestly such a good day from start to finish. You feel like your the king of the world after the big zip slides and larger Tarzan jump at the end. Everyone also encourages each other as well. Despite the drizzle of rain we had I cannot wait to re-book it and do it all over again. Highly recommended and all the staff are lovely as well. 5 Stars from us :-)
Rated 5 Bananas Barry - Tree Top Adventure, on 22 July 2014
I really enjoyed the whole experience from start to finish and the staff were friendly to talk to I had the privilege of talking big pete and lil pete and I hope they both do well on their charity fundraising.
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