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The Lodge Forest Visitor Centre, Aberfoyle

ClubForth Valley Orienteers
Nearest townAberfoyle
PostcodeFK8 3SX
Carpark locationThe Lodge Forest Visitor Centre, Aberfoyle

Available Maps

Maps available for free during Covid-19 recovery phases!!  The information below may be out of date.  Adhere to Covid-19 advice at all times.

Three different orienteering courses (new 2017) based from the visitor centre that offers a variety of physical and technical challenges - something for almost everyone.

Course 1 - Easy - 1.3k.  A fairly simple course for beginners or families with young children. It will probably take about 20-30 minutes with plenty of opportunities to enjoy the forest on the way.

Course 2 - Moderately Difficult - 2.0k.  More challenging and will probably take 30-45minutes unless you spend more time enjoying the forest.

Course 3 - Hard - 2.6k  Challenging navigation and through-the-forest running opportunities make this a great course for the experienced orienteer or someone who really wants to be tested.  Expect to take up to an hour and possibly more.

Other Things to do in the Area

The Visitor Centre has various displays, play area, a variety of walks, picnic areas, Go-Ape and a cafe with excellent views!

Maps Available From

Downloadable here, or ask for them at the reception at the Lodge itself.

Further Information

  • White and/or yellow standard controls suitable for beginners
  • Orange and/or light green standard controls suitable for people with some experience
  • Green colour standard or above controls available for experienced orienteers