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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.

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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.

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 3 Bananas Natalie - Tree Top Adventure, on 17 May 2015
Customer service and the welcome upon arrival was great, this is the second time I have been, but this particular course experience was soured by one member of staff who I felt singled me out. I admit that it was my own fault I had made a misclip, however the way I was informed about this by the staff member in question made me feel like a school child. In addition to this, I was made to give my personal details which I feel was inappropriate, and as far as I am aware no one else (who were making similar mistakes) had to give theirs. This ultimately had a negative impact on an experience which I had previously really enjoyed. I do understand how important it is for Go Ape to adhere to their Health & Safety accordance, but I feel this was taken too far, and I will not be back.
Rated 5 Bananas Julie - Tree Top Adventure, on 16 May 2015
Mr P and myself went to Go Ape as part of our 30th wedding anniversary celebrations. We had a great time and thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. All the staff were welcoming, friendly and helpful. We would certainly recommend Go Ape to others. As first timers we weren't sure how we'd manage but it was no problem and the safety briefing certainly gave us the confidence to throw ourselves into the course with no fear, even though we were the oldies in our group. We were given a voucher by our daughters as a gift and we're glad they did. There's life in the old legs yet lol
Rated 5 Bananas Jana - Tree Top Adventure, on 16 May 2015
I have done similar courses abroad and also in the UK. They were more orientated to do more tasks, difficult crossings between the trees, you had to work really hard to get to the other end. Also none of the courses I have done previously was split up into sections, it was one long course. Based on this previous experience I expected longer and much more physically demanding trek at GO APE in Aberfoyle. I was slightly disappointed by too many zip wires. The tarzan swings were very cool, though. So for me, I would welcome more extreme options like one-foot swinging ropes.
Rated 5 Bananas Tim - Tree Top Adventure, on 16 May 2015
Well organised fun time enabled by excellent staff. Had a great time despite the sky leaking! The zip wires were amazing fun.
Rated 5 Bananas Mark - Tree Top Adventure, on 16 May 2015
Had a brilliant day! Staff were very helpful and also very friendly and always on hand to help ! Course took about 2 and a half hours to do so great value for money!
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