• Soec - Dounans Centre
  • Available all year
  • Trossachs Outdoors Activity Centre
A great group venue. Dounans Centre provides accommodation for up to 240 persons in 20 red cedarwood chalets. Also numerous classroom & breakout facilities which provide excellent space for reviewing sessions or rehearsals. The centre has an on-site pond ideal for learning basic kayaking & canoeing skills before going off-site to near-by Loch Ard. An extensive range of activities, plus, SOEC staff are keen to develop an activity programme for each group.

Accommodation Features

  • Children Welcome
  • Golf Friendly
  • cycling friendly
  • bikers friendly
  • walking friendly
  • On site Parking
  • Evening meal available

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Your Host : Jamie Miller
Dounans is a Scottish Outdoor Education Centre and is in the village of Aberfoyle which is located within the Heart of The Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park.

Dounans is the perfect venue for groups of all ages to take part in in SOEC organised activities whether outdoor learning residentials for schools and youth groups, an expedition base for Duke of Edinburgh Award expeditions, an exciting multi activity residential for groups, team building or activity day visits.

Dounans is also great as a venue for your own event. From Mountain Biking to conferences; training workshops to weddings, Dounans is flexible enough to meet your needs.

A group venue: Dounans Centre provides accommodation for groups of 10 to 240 persons in 5 red cedarwood chalets (20 separate units). There are numerous classroom & breakout facilities which provide excellent space for reviewing sessions or rehearsals as well as a large hall. Accommodation is in dorm rooms with single room facilities for leaders.

Working with schools and young people:

Dounans also has an on-site pond ideal for basic kayaking & canoeing. For the more adventurous there are options to explore Loch Ard.

An extensive range of activities are available and SOEC’s qualified and friendly staff will arrange an activity programme for your group.

Dounans looks to support teachers and leaders by encouraging all visitors to learn ways to reduce our impact on the environment.

In addition to Dounans SOEC has another 2 Centres, Belmont Centre, Meigle and Broomlee Centre, West Linton which offers similar facilities for groups.


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