There are many paths in the National Park that provide particularly good opportunities for the less able or those looking for easy gradients and smooth surfaces in a variety of scenic locations.
Aberfoyle village is suited to visitors with limited mobility as the area is generally of a level nature. The village also has cafes/restaurants.
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Balloch is a bustling village located at the southern end of Loch Lomond. It is a popular access point to the National Park and easily accessible from Glasgow. View the Balloch Castle Country Park scooter routes.
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Located within a magnificent mountainside setting on the Cowal Peninsula, Benmore is an enchanting Garden steeped in history and surrounded by dramatic scenery.
Callander town is suited to visitors with limited mobility and has many cafes/restaurants and hotels which have disabled facilities. Callander’s rich history and heritage trail can be enjoyed around the town’s historic centre.
A short circular route with a tarmac surface leaving from the Meadows car park. This takes in sections of National Cycle Route 7 for those looking for a longer path. Gates are all two-way opening and wide enough for wheelchairs, buggies and horses.
Starting the walk from the car park and picnic site, it is possible to go for 3 miles north or south on a level surfaced path. The lochside path is ideal for wheelchair users, families with prams and those who want to get close to the loch. The route forms part of the West Loch Lomond Cycle Path, allowing you to take in the beautiful scenery along the way. There’s free car parking, disabled toilets and a picnic area/benches adjacent to car park and lochside.
Coulam Wheelie boat can be accessed by pier/ramp. Wheelchair is lowered by hydraulic lift and equipped with an easy starting pull start engine. The Fisheries also has a landing craft type front loader and electric start engine.
The cafe is currently closed but it is possible to purchase tea/coffee and access to this and to the disabled toilet is possible in a wheelchair.
There is a dedicated wheelchair space next to the wheelie boat.
Starting at the Trossachs Pier, the lochside track is tarmac and smooth with some steeper gradients further around. It is particularly accessible with the option to hire motorised buggies for an easier ride.
This cycle route has a number of particularly accessible sections. The off road parts at Callander, Strathyre south, Kingshouse north and Glenogle south offer some challenging distances with good gradients. Find out more information on a variety of cycle routes along National Cycle Route 7 on the Sustrans website.
Accessibility information to assist you when planning your visit to the Forth Valley area. You will find a number of detailed itineraries with useful information and handy hints about attractions, restaurants, leisure facilities and accommodation providers.