Most routes are suitable for cyclists and walkers. Please click on the icon to show
an enlarged map, information on the difficulty of the route, footwear etc.
The path follows well compacted forest roads and trails which will have some loose surface material in places. From the car park the route leads you to the shores of the 'Little Loch Ard'. Follow the waters edge through native woodland and stands of mature conifer. Enjoy the views across Loch Ard before leaving the loch behind and gently climbing uphill and returning.
This is a fairly easy walk with gentle gradients on a firm path surface. The path follows the Duchray Water on its outward leg before heading back towards the car park initially through a more enclosed section of forest which opens up as you approach the scenic Ghleannain Loch (pronounced Glennan).
Initially on a forest road and then on a narrower but well built track, which may have some loose surface material in places, the path takes you to a viewpoint which offers views of Ben Lomond, Craigmore and Aberfoyle. In the distance you can also see the hill ranges of Menteith, Ochil, Gargunnock, Fintry and the Campsie Fells. The path then re-joins the forest road and drops down to the loch shore as it leads you back to the car park.
The trail follows well compacted forest roads and trails which will have some loose surface material in places. From the car park the path crosses the Duchray Water and follows a circular route around Lochan Spling. There is an option to take a short diversion to a viewpoint above the loch before turning to the car park again by way of the Duchray Water Bridge.
Important Message from the Forestry Commission Scotland:
Many of the Forestry Commission Scotland's trails and forest roads are suitable for walkers, cyclists and horse riders. Please show consideration and courtesy to everyone you meet. Some trails and paths are less suited to cyclists and horse riders because of the gradients and surfaces. Please behave responsibily in helping us to maintain these routes.
Please remember also that forests are working landscapes and that forestry vehicles also use these roads.
Recommended websites with information on cycling:
Below are various businesses and organisations who are involved in cycling in and around the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park and Stirling. Some provide cycle hire and and provide cycle related services such as repairs, others are specialist cyling organisation with information on local cycle routes etc please click on their images to check them out.
local cycling related Busineses in and around the National Park
Stirling Cycle Repairs |Velocity 44 Ltd | Cycle Stirling | Recyke-a-Bike | Rock and Road Cycle | Mounter Bikes
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