The Queen Elizabeth Forest Park, the largest of its kind in the UK, as an aside from cropping trees also has plenty of recreational choice. The David Marshall Lodge, above Aberfoyle, is a good starting point to learn about the life of the forest and perhaps to select a suitable way-marked forest trail. There is also a great view southwards over the Lowlands. The adventure park Go Ape is also here, withone of the longest zip wires in the UK, at almost 1400 ft, 426 metres.
North of the Lodge, the main road continues through the heart of the Trossachs, one of Scotland’s most famously scenic journeys, down to the junction with the road that leads to Loch Katrine.