Glen Finglas Play Trail


At Glen Finglas in The Trossachs there are many fine walks. However, if your children are not as fond of walks as you are then the Play Trail will probably be your best excuse to get all of the family out on a rewarding and fun walk.

Finding Glen Finglas

The Play Trail at Glen Finglas is just 5 miles west from Callander, it’s not far from Loch Katrine so a good additional option to visit in the Trossachs. Look out for signs for Lendrick Hill and park in the free car park. Start off at the Visitor Centre.


The Visitor Centre at Glen Finglas

Glen Finglas is managed by The Woodland Trust and features an excellent visitor centre with toilet, free wi-fi, information and AV presentations. Over many visits I have always found the staff to be very friendly, knowledgeable and welcoming.

Glen Finglas Visitor Centre

Glen Finglas Visitor Centre

There is an opportunity to record sightings of specific plants, flowers, birds and animals that you have seen on your walk to help others know what to look out for. Alternatively you can draw and colour what you have seen to be left on the visitor board.

Before leaving the centre for your walk remember to pick up a free guide and quiz.


The Play Trail

The trail features a number of sculptures and activities for children to enjoy, it will take you around 40 minutes to walk around. Take care though crossing the main road which cuts through the trail. Here are a few of the highlights from the trail…

Glen Fingas is another great example of a fun filled interactive outdoor experience for children. Look out for more articles coming soon about other great adventures in the Great Trossachs Forest. Let us know about your Glen Finglas experience in the comments section below.


This article and accompanying photographs are by Paul Saunders for See Loch Lomond. Visit Paul’s other websites, Paul Saunders Marketing & Paul Saunders Photography, for his marketing, photography & video services in Loch Lomond and beyond.

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