Three Lochs Forest Drive

Stirling | Aberfoyle | Scenic road | ★★★

[Footpath above Loch Drunkie, Three Lochs Forest Drive]

There are three forest drives in Scotland. These are unsurfaced scenic roads maintained by Forestry and Land Scotland, allowing visitors to get a taste of remote (ish) parts of the countryside without leaving their vehicles. The Three Lochs Forest Drive is the only one found in the Highlands, and we think it's the most spectacular of the trio. Winding gradually downhill from the summit of Duke's Pass, the track offers wonderful views across the heart of the forested Trossachs. There are short, waymarked walking trails at three points; by far the most attractive are those along Loch Drunkie - the middle of the three lochs on the passed on the route. The best time to visit is in mid October when you'll catch stunning autumnal hues, just before the forest drive closes for the season.

[Track beyond Lochan Reòidhte]

Location & info

📌 Three Lochs Forest Drive ★★★
The main stop, at Loch Drunkie, is at G.R.: NN 535046 ///bagels.mainly.stuns. The road can only be driven from south to north. Entrance is on Duke's Pass (A821) 2 mi north of Aberfoyle, G.R.: NN 517036 ///term.blackbird.fancied. Exit is on the same road 1 mi further north, G.R.: NN 513054 ///rounds.perfectly.cycles
❌ No public transport within 1 mi | 🚗 Gravel track (a few potholes on our visit)

▶ 12 km / 7 mi
Open March to October | £2 per vehicle

[Loch Drunkie]

[Lochan Reòidhte]

[Loch Drunkie]

[Loch Drunkie]

[Loch Drunkie]

[Alongside Loch Drunkie]

[Alongside Loch Drunkie]

[Alongside Loch Drunkie]

[Path at Loch Drunkie]

[Views towards Ben A'an from near the end of the track]

[Loch Achray]


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