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Loch Ard in the Trossachs
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Below are links to the main Lochs in the National Park.
To return to the LOCHS ENTRY page click on the map image.
 
Loch Achray in Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park Loch Ard in Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park Loch Arklet in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park Loch Chon in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park Loch Dochart in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park Loch Earn in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park Loch Goil in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park click to return to lochs home page
Loch Katrine in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park Loch Lomond in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park Loch Long in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park Loch Lubnaig in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park The Lake of Menteith in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park Loch Venachar in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park Loch Voil in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park

Loch Ard in the heart of The Trossachs

Loch Ard's Dimensions:6km long and 2km wide

Road Access for Loch Ard:Via Aberfoyle on A821

 

Loch Ardis only 4 miles from Aberfoyle on the B829 to Inversnaid and Stronachlachar. The loch is in three parts which are joined by beautifull waterways. The Loch is fresh water, and acts as the source of the River Forth. There are numerous cycle tracks around the Loch Ard and there is even a family friendly Sculpture Trail.

 

It provides excellent sheltered sailing water. The views around the Loch are magnificent, with Ben Lomond dominating the horizon to the West. The Loch Ard Sailing Club at Kinlochard is a dinghy sailing club affiliated to the Royal Yachting Association.

 

A major provider of Watersports on Loch Ard are Go Country who provide a variety of land and water based activities for both the Foresthills Leisure Resort and visitors to the area. Their Waterpark provides activities such as kayaking, their giant 'iceberg' and the 'human hampster ball'. They also provide mountain bikes for exploring around this beautiful loch as well as land based activities suchs as orienteering, hillwalking, orienteering and abseiling.

 

Loch Ard has quite a reputation for catching large pike and holds the current course fish record for Perch caught in Scotland (in 1989 J Walker caught a 4lb 14oz (2.210kg) perch). Fishing is allowed by permit from boats or bank. All are available to hire from Go Country. Fishing permits can also be obtained from many local outlets.

 

Overlooking Loch Ard is the Forest Hills Resort with its timeshare and self catering properties, Leisure Centre and Vital Fitness Club and the Macdonald Forest Hills Hotel.

For those looking for Historical Tours, Clay Pigeon Shooting and a whole range Team Building and Corporate Activities then visit Ledard Farm and Macgregor's Barn overlooking Loch Ard.

 

Ledard Farm is also the venue for the annual House Folk Music Festival held each year in November and is a intimate series of concerts featuring the best in Scottish Ceilidh and Folk Music. The Festival has attracted some great Scottish artists such as Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham and is always a sell out so get your tickets booked early!

 

Activity Providers Nearby
  The SS Sir Walter Scott steamship Katrine Wheels for bike hire The Scottish Canoe Association Go Ape at David Marshall Lodge in Aberfoyle has the longest zip wire in Scotland  
  Action Adventure Activities near Aberfoyle Wheels Cycling Centre Callander    
Nearby villages & Towns to Loch Ard:
Aberfoyle | Kinlochard | Stronachlachar

 

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Below are links to the main Lochs in the National Park.
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Loch Achray in Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park Loch Ard in Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park Loch Arklet in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park Loch Chon in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park Loch Dochart in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park Loch Earn in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park Loch Goil in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park click to return to lochs home page
Loch Katrine in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park Loch Lomond in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park Loch Long in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park Loch Lubnaig in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park The Lake of Menteith in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park Loch Venachar in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park Loch Voil in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park

Find Accommodation in the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park Click for fishing information about the Lochs and Rivers Click for providers of fishing permits Click for the Mountains and peaks in the Park Click for information about the Lochs in the Park

 
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