Set in the heart of the National Park is one of the UK’s largest National Nature Reserves. The Great Trossachs Forest is a huge landscape-scale woodland restoration project involving RSPB, Forestry Commission Scotland and Woodland Trust. In the first 10 years of the 200 year project, more than 2.5 million trees have been planted creating a connected corridor of woodland.
Covering 160 square km, this continuous area managed for the benefit of wildlife and people is creating a forest landscape large enough to include a range of habitats. It is this ‘mosaic‘ of habitats which invertebrates, mammals, birds and other wildlife need to thrive and try to adapt to a changing climate.
The Great Trossachs Forest NNR truly offers something for everyone no matter whether you are looking for tranquillity and relaxation, to explore the wilds of the Trossachs or to find a site for artistic inspiration. The Great Trossachs Path is a perfect way to take in stunning scenery along loch shores, hillslopes, mature woodlands rich in wildlife and history.
Click on the video below for a short introduction on what the Great Trossachs Forest NNR is about:
Find out more about the vision of The Great Trossachs Forest.
The National Nature Reserve is crossed by The Great Trossachs Path, a 30-mile long route running between Callander in the east and Inversnaid at Loch Lomond in the west, taking in scenery, loch shores, hill slopes, mature woodlands, wildlife and history. Spurring from The Great Trossachs Path are 165km of short, long and circular routes of various lengths and challenges. And each has its own unique character. For more details of all the walking opportunities in the area download The Great Trossachs Path leaflet.
Furthermore, you will find more information on easy walks in the “Gentle Walks in the Great Trossachs Forest” leaflet here or on cycling in the “Cycling the Great Trossachs Path” leaflet.
Discover more about the Trossachs using The Great Trossachs App. Covering the whole of The Great Trossachs Forest National Nature Reserve, the app provides information on walks, cafes and points of interest in the area. Use the GPS enabled function when out and about to find out more about the landscape. The Great Trossachs App is free to download and available on iOS and Android.