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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.

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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 Gillian - Tree Top Adventure, on 30 July 2014
Had problems with payment going through online so phoned and spoke to Josh who assured me that my booking was fixed but to check with staff when arrived if my payment had gone through accounts. Arrived at Aberfoyle and staff told me that my booking had been cancelled and they could not accommodate us at my specified time. I had booked this for my sons birthday (29th July) that day and could not possibly let him down. The guy was very helpful and somehow sorted out the whole problem and we all went ahead with the adventure as planned. Had great day and Jack thoroughly enjoyed his birthday.
Rated 5 Bananas Lauren - Tree Top Adventure, on 30 July 2014
I thought the value for money was excellent. We spent nearly 3 hours on the course, and only approx 20-30 mins of this was waiting around for other participants. Before our adventure day, I was called by your corporate bookings manager to see if I wanted to change our time slightly as we would've been put with a young scout group. I thought this was very helpful and beyond usual customer service. A small complaint, though, is that it was very busy. We could see a lot of people waiting around to get on certain apparatuses etc. Overall, we had a great time
Rated 5 Bananas Kathryn - Tree Top Adventure, on 30 July 2014
Best bit was the long zip wire with super views of the area - it was a showstopping end to a great experience!
Rated 5 Bananas Steven - Tree Top Adventure, on 30 July 2014
Fantastic afternoons entertainment for me and my 10yr old son. He has never stopped raving about it since he got home .
Rated 5 Bananas Fiona - Tree Top Adventure, on 30 July 2014
We all really enjoyed it - especially the zip wire (us) and tarzan swing (boys!). Felt safe and well looked after. it was quite busy but no long waits. Your call centre staff were very helpful, allowing me to use nectar vouchers on an existing booking and refunding the original payment. Thank you!
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