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Aberfoyle

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.

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. 

 

aberfoyle outdoor activities 

★★★★★

Heard of Go Ape through friends and had to try it. Took my nephew who was fearless, the Zip line into the forest and back was truly amazing. Amazing views, and a great experience overall!

Source: Google, 2021

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.

Outdoor Activities in Aberfoyle

Site Manager Pete's Guide to 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?

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 making a day of it?

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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  • We took part in the Twilight Zips. Fantastic experience. All staff were friendly, knowledgable and helpful. They made the experience fun and ensured everyone was safe. Would highly recommended

    Gillian

  • 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

  • Great day out. Action packed and scarier than I thought it would be

    Debbie

  • Amazing experience ♥️

    Milda Dundzyte

  • Great place to go for an adventure! Even if your scared of heights the staff are so reassuring and there to guide and help you all day. I will definately be back.

    customer

  • Fantastic experience in a wonderful setting, very helpful staff and safety taken very seriously. Looking forward to another visit in the spring or maybe another Go Ape adventure.

    Mark Crawford