Itinerary: Wildlife & Nature Day Out
Get out and about enjoy the fresh air and abundance of nature all around you.
A suggested day out exploring nature and wildlife.
DRIVE TO GARTOCHARN
Drive on the A811 from Balloch to the small village of Gartocharn. You will see signposts to the RSPB Scotland Loch Lomond.
VISIT RSPB SCOTLAND LOCH LOMOND
RSPB Scotland Loch Lomond is situated on the south-east shores of the loch just outside Gartoch
arn. The site has a variety of habitats from ancient woodlands to wildflower meadows and grasslands. From bees to butterflies, ospreys to geese, there is something for wildlife enthusiasts of all ages.
DRIVE TO ABERFOYLE
Take a stroll through the village of Aberfoyle in the heart of the Trossachs. Filled with independent shops and eateries.
COFFEE STOP AT THE STATION COFFEE SHOP
Enjoy a Loch Lomond Coffee with a delicious home made cake at The Station Coffee Shop, one of the new additions to Aberfolye’s Main Street. Sit in or out whatever takes your fancy.
VISIT THE LODGE FOREST VISITOR CENTRE
The gateway to Queen Elizabeth Forest Park, The Lodge Forest Visitor Centre is a great place to watch wildlife – there’s the easy-to-reach Red Squirrel Hide as well as live wildlife camera feeds in the Visitor Centre, featuring ospreys, red squirrels, water voles and other amazing animals found in the Forest Park.
LATE LUNCH AT THE CAFE AT THE LODGE FOREST VISITOR CENTRE
Finish your afternoon off with a late lunch. You’ll be ready for some delicious food after your explorations. Situated within in the visitor centre, the lodge café is the perfect pitstop for lunch. Enjoy great tasting dishes and breathtaking panoramic views