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Go Ape Aberfoyle: A thrill seeker's paradise


Stunning backdrops of mountain and moorland, forest and woodland, rivers and lochs? Check. Located in the picturesque Trossachs National Park? Check. Zip wire heaven? Check. Bucket-list worthy adventures? Check. Keep on scrolling if you're looking for things to do in Aberfoyle.

If you are looking for an adventure that will live with you and your Tribe forever, you've arrived at the right place. Go Ape Aberfoyle offers exhilarating and unrivalled outdoor activities less than an hour's drive north of Glasgow. 

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.

Take the leap. You won't regret it.
Book your adventure today. 

Spectator Notice

Please be aware due to the closure of a bridge within the park it’s not currently possible for spectators to watch their friends and family on the Go Ape course.

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Staff were really friendly and very helpful. The course was fantastic, plenty of challenging bits, but nothing I or our 11 year old couldn’t do...He, and I, particularly loved the massive zip lines at the beginning and end, along with the Tarzan Swings.

Source: Scott on Google Reviews, 2023

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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Outdoor Activities in Aberfoyle

Site Manager Pete's Guide on things to do in Aberfoyle

What do customers love most about your Go Ape?

The cross-valley zip wires. Words can't do it justice, but the feeling of soaring high above the forest overlooking the waterfall with views of the hills takes some beating. The best part is sharing the experience with someone, as they're on the zip line next to you.

Can spectators watch the high ropes activity?

Absolutely, there is a waymarked trail that you can follow over to where our course is. The walk takes approximately 15 minutes.

Go APe Aberyfoyle team

How would you recommend people prepare for their visit?

You should wear sensible clothes that you don't mind getting muddy. The course is in Scotland, so you should prepare for changeable and wet weather, and it adds to the fun when it does rain as long as you're wearing suitable clothing.

Your footwear must be sturdy and suitable for the outdoors. No sandals, slip off shoes, open toes or heels. I'd also avoid wearing your brand new suede trainers!

Gloves are a good idea. Either bring a pair or buy them at the cabin on the day. 

Outtdoor Activities in Aberfoyle

What are your recommendations for things to do in Aberfoyle?

We have an on-site cafe inside the visitor centre where you can grab a bite to eat. You should climb Ben A'an, a great wee hill with fine views of the highlands. It's achievable for anyone, my son climbed this when he was 3. 

There are miles and miles of waymarked forest trails starting from the visitor centre after you've completed your activity. There's a squirrel hide at the visitor centre where you can sit and watch the Red Squirrels and, if you are lucky, some Pine Martins. 

Bike hire is available in the village, with the stunning Loch Ard a short ride away. 

There's a natural play area for the kids along the waterfall trail, which starts from the visitor centre - lots of interactive play features.

Ben A'an Hill

The Aberfoyle team at the top of Ben A'an.


Fantastic experience from start to finish. My 11 year old loved it too. Physically demanding in places but well worth it to get to the final zip line, stunning views and a real adrenaline rush. Instructors were always on hand if needed but never overpowering , really encouraging to anyone struggling. Theres a few little picnic areas and a cafe and its dog friendly too. Well recommended experience and well worth the money!

Source: Google, 2021

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Sunlight bursting through the trees of a Go Ape forest location