You can arrive at The Great Trossachs Forest National Nature Reserve easily by car, bus, train and boat.

You can find us on the OS 1:50,000. Land Ranger Map Sheets 56 & 57.

By Car

From Junction 10 on M9 motorway & Stirling take the A84 to Callander, and then the A821 towards Brig o’ Turk.

From Perth take the A9 south to Dunblane and then the A820/A84 to Callander.

From Glasgow take the A81 to Aberfoyle and then either head north on the A821 towards Loch Katrine or take the B829 towards Inversnaid.
Please note the B829 from Aberfoyle towards Inversnaid and Stronachlachar at the western end of Loch Katrine is a narrow road with passing places and can become crowded in summer. From Stronachlachar there is a single track road on to Inversnaid.

Car Parks

There are car parking facilities at:

  • Bochastle (Forestry Commission Scotland)
  • Little Druim Wood and Lendrick Hill (Woodland Trust Scotland)
  • Dam Road in Brig o’ Turk (Woodland Trust Scotland)
  • Ben A’an and Ben Venue (Forestry Commission Scotland, please note car park charges apply)
  • The Garrison, Inversnaid (RSPB Scotland)
  • Inversnaid Hotel
  • Trossachs Pier (please note car parking charges apply)

By Train & Bus

You can catch a train to Tarbet and then the boat bus across Loch Lomond to Inversnaid.
There are buses from Stirling to Callander (No 59) and from Stirling to Aberfoyle (C11).

Travelling around The Great Trossachs Forest National Nature Reserve by public transport

The local bus service has been replaced by a Demand Responsive Transport (DRT) system. A car or minibus can be pre-booked to take you to your destination (within The Trossachs area), costing the equivalent of a bus fare.

DRT requires 24 hours notice for bookings

By Boat

Cruise Loch Lomond run a ferry service from Tarbet to Inversnaid. The Sir Walter Scott Steamship travels between the Trossachs Pier and Stronachlachar Pier once a day.
A water bus service is also available across Loch Lomond.