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Fawns and fairies - a Scottish family walk

A leisurely walk (countryside) in national park Loch Lomond and the Trossachs in Stirlingshire, Scotland, about 2.90km (1.80 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 1:00h. It is suitable for families with children, prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Ascent 73m (239ft)
Descent 74m (242ft)
Max. Elevation 100m (328ft)
Altitude Gain & Loss 147m (481ft)
Start & End
Aberfoyle bus stop
Distance 2.90km
Duration ~1:00h
Ordnance Survey Map
Car Free Walks TeamCreated by Timwoods on 14 Nov 2007
Enjoy the sights around the small town of Aberfoyle near Loch Lomond. There's a waterfall and a fairy hill for kids to enjoy, and if you come in autumn, hundreds of mushrooms! The walk starts and finishes in the town, which is easily reached by bus from Stirling.

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Get off the bus in the town centre.
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Walk through the town centre, and past the car park (boo!) head over the bridge. You will pass an old church yard (worth a look) and continue on to Doon Hill. Follow the signs to the top. There are lots of ribbons tied to trees at the top - wishes left for the fairies that live on Doune Hill!
About 0.96 km (~0.6 miles) from
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Head back towards Aberfoyle, and up the Duke's Pass road to the visitor centre. There's lots of exhibitions to see here, and you take the path from the back to Little Fawn falls, a spectacular waterfall in the woods. There are numerous trails in the woods if you want to carry on.
About 1.38 km (~0.86 miles) from
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The Old Coach House Inn in the town centre is a family friendly pub which serves great food! There's also the Wool Centre if you want to do a bit of shopping for shortbread. Lots to do while you wait for the bus home.
About 0.50 km (~0.31 miles) from

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