Walk: Glen Finglas Play Trail - fun in the forest

Stirling | Trossachs | Short walk | ★★★

[Glen Finglas Play Trail]

This short and sweet "play trail" maintained by the Woodland Trust is one of the hidden gems of the Trossachs - particularly for children. 17 interactive sculptures test visitors' senses and introduce some of the local wildlife, while complementing the beautiful woodland landscape on the north side of Loch Venachar (though views of the loch itself are at a premium). The route starts at the Glen Finglas Visitor Gateway: a swish, modern visitor centre with toilets and its own, free flora and fauna exhibition - Scotland could do with more of these!

[Glen Finglas Visitor Gateway]

📌 Walk: Glen Finglas Play Trail - fun in the forest ★★★
▶ 2 km / 1 mile | ▲ 60 metres
Features: Glen Finglas Visitor Gateway; Play trail features
Start / finish: Car park at Glen Finglas Visitor Gateway, A821 half a mile east of Brig o' Turk, G.R.: NN 546065 ///scratches.coconut.unto

Route: Car park & visitor centre - Lendrick Lodge - cross A821 - loop around Bad a' Chois - return by outward route. Route in green on map here.
Terrain: Clear path but quite steep in places; some steps, busy road crossing.
Wildlife today: Blue tits, dogs being walked.
Weather today: About 10°C, mostly sunny with a few areas of cloud.

Route map

Route credit: Woodland Trust

Chronological photo guide

[Glen Finglas Visitor Gateway]

[Visitor Gateway]

[Visitor Gateway]

[Leaving the car park]

[Twisty log trail]

[Woodpecker drum]

[Hide and seek]

[Magic eye trick]

[Spy chamber]

[Woodland path]

[Steps towards one of the trail's high points]

[Troll bell]

[Giant seed]

[Secret den]

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