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Located in the picturesque Trossachs National Park, you can expect incredible natural surrounds at Go Ape Aberfoyle.

With a stunning backdrop of mountain and moorland, forest and woodland, rivers and lochs - this dual course really is zip wire heaven.
Home to two of the longest zips in the UK you’ll be flying over trees and waterfalls with unprecedented, seasonal views of the hills, valleys and Highlands. 

The start of this Treetop Challenge packs a punch with a colossal 323-metre zip thrill before you’ve even tackled the high-rise challenges. Your reward? A whopping 45-metre-high, 426-metre-long flight back down to earth.

If you like the sound of the zip wires and would rather skip the obstacles in between, our Zip Line Experience may be the activity for you. With two exhilarating rides on our cross valley zips, you’ll experience the best views our course has to offer with this quick zip fix.

Winter Opening Hours

Our forest doors are open on weekends only this winter (excluding Christmas Day, Boxing Day & New Year's Day), so grab your coat, gloves and hat and come and join us for an adventure in the trees.

Christmas Opening Hours

Escape to the great outdoors this festive period. Go Ape Aberfoyle is open on the following days during the Christmas holidays:
27th - 30th December
2nd - 4th January

Sundown Sessions are back

Sundown Sessions are returning this October at Go Ape Aberfoyle. Get the full lowdown here.

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Sundown Sessions at Go Ape Aberfoyle

You can zip in the twilight this autumn at Go Ape Aberfoyle on Zip Line Experience. With minimal lighting, these sense heightening experiences do add a new level of excitement into the mix. After all, everybody knows that when the sun goes down, the real fun begins…

What and when can I book?

Zip Line Experience: 

  • 26th November - 19th December (Fridays and Saturdays): From 16:30

How do I book?

1. Click the ‘book now’ button at the top of your screen.
2. Choose your preferred location and chosen activity 
3. Select your date and time, Sundown Sessions usually start after 5pm, but times can vary by site.
4. From here, follow the usual check-out process, but be quick as spaces are limited!

A Scottish Highlands Adventure!

Just an hour from Glasgow, Queen Elizabeth Forest Park is located in Trossachs National Park. It’s a mecca for Go Ape pilgrims, thrill seekers, adventure lovers and those who just want to have fun near Loch Lomond.

Get out and about exploring the forest on two wheels. The park is home to Britain’s largest off-road cycle network. Bring the bikes and tackle some of the trails which are ideal for families and mixed abilities.

Put your navigational skills to the test. You can grab a free orienteering map from the visitor centre and explore parts of the forest most visitors don’t venture to.

If all this activity gives you an appetite, then there’s a café to grab some food and drink.

There's also an impressive Lodge Forest Visitor Centre with live CCTV viewing so you can get up close to a wide range of wildlife, and a red squirrel hide within easy strolling distance.

If you’re thinking you’re going to need more than one day to enjoy all this fabulous park has to offer then pack your sleeping bag and tent – there’s a campsite if you fancy staying longer. 

Location Overview

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  • Cycle Trails

  • Disabled Access

  • Dogs Welcome

  • Cafe / Restaurant

  • Parking

  • Picnic Area

  • Visitor Centre

  • Walking Route

  • Winter Opening

Go Ape Aberfoyle, The Lodge - Forest Visitor Centre, Queen Elizabeth Forest Park, Aberfoyle, Stirling. FK8 3SX

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Personal Belongings

Due to COVID-19 we are trying to limit items coming in to the cabin to protect us all. We ask larger items and bags are left in your vehicle. We have small storage available at the cabin for valuable items such as keys and wallets.

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Know before you go

  • Wear sensible clothes for adventure.
  • Footwear must be sturdy and suitable for the outdoors. No sandals, slip-off shoes, open toes or heels.
  • Gloves are a good idea. Either bring a pair or you can buy them at the cabin on the day.
  • Midges will be around during the summer months. Remember to bring some spray or you can buy some from the cabin on the day.

Make a day of it

  • Take on nearby hills Ben A'an, Ben Venue or Ben Lomond.
  • Bring a bike and tackle the trails - suitable for families and mixed abilities.
  • Enjoy a drink and refreshments at the Visitor Centre café - the views are amazing!
  • The Visitor Centre also offers live CCTV viewing so you can get close to a wide range of wildlife including osprey, buzzards, peregrines, red squirrel, deer and badgers.
  • Stroll to the easy to reach red squirrel hide.
  • Go Ape is an excellent adventure for all. However I feel that safety could be improved by having a system of clips which only ever allow you to have one of your carabiners unclipped at any time. I was supervising two 11 year olds who were very excited and at times became fully unclipped which made me panic. I have been to a similar place where they had a safety system which only allowed one caribiner to come off at a time and it gave much more peace of mind in regards to the safety of users.

    Deborah Meehan

  • Done go ape loads of times now and never disappoints! Fab day out


  • Instructor was brilliant. Great day out for my 16yr olds birthday. Be back next year.

    A Ford

  • Aberfoyle Go-ape, Great day , friendly professional staff, will visit again and recommend 5 star !

    Fraser Robertson

  • Fantastic day out, helpful staff-friendly and knowledgable. Great course, good variety of options for the more adventurous among our group.

    William Ogg

  • I went with my sister in law and 3 nieces all girls under 16 we all has an amazing time. Staff were so kind and funny had a great laugh. Will definitely be back

    Carmen Eardley


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