The Lodge Forest Visitor Centre The Lodge Forest Visitor Centre

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The Lodge Forest Visitor Centre

Duke's Pass, Stirling, FK8 3SX, United Kingdom | 0131 370 5674 | Website

Venue Description

The Lodge is the gateway to Queen Elizabeth Forest Park, in the heart of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. You'll find a cafe and shop, wildlife room, exhibition space, accessible toilets and an amazing all ability trail to a gorgeous waterfall. Mobility scooters are available for hire. There is a Go Ape aerial ropeway adventure, which is fun for spectators and participants alike.

Accessibility

There is step free access via a ramp to double width (160cm first set, 130cm second set) doors at the main entrance of the Lodge. They are automatic doors, which open outwards. There is also access via 15-18 cm height steps with a handrail. The ramp also accesses a terrace with picnic tables and visitor information, to the side of the visitor centre The Waterfall Trail (all ability trail) starts immediately outside the visitor centre.

Accessibility Guide

Accessibility Guide Link: https://forestryandland.gov.scot/visit/forest-parks/queen-elizabeth-forest-park/the-lodge-forest-visitor-centre

Access Statement

Access Statement Link: https://forestryandland.gov.scot/visit/forest-parks/queen-elizabeth-forest-park/the-lodge-forest-visitor-centre

Awards List

5 star VisitScotland grading Gold Green Tourism award

Toilets

There are 2 accessible toilets (1 male, 1 female) in the outside toilet block. Doors are 90 cm wide. Unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm. Door opens outwards. Emergency cord is fully functional. Toilet seat height 48 cm, toilet roll height 105cm, wash basin not above 74cm. Grab rails, spatula flush and lever taps. There is also 1 accessible toilet inside the visitor centre, about 5m from the main entrance. Door is 93 cm wide. Unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm. Door opens outwards. Emergency cord is fully functional. Toilet seat height 48 cm, toilet roll height 110 cm, wash basin not above 74cm. Grab rails, spatula flush and lever taps.

Staff

This visitor centre is staffed. There is a welcome desk, staffed by the Forestry and Land Scotland team, who also oversee the wildlife room. The cafe and shop are managed by a tenant business, but their staff are also there to help, especially if the FLS team are unavailable. If the welcome desk is unstaffed, there will be a sign explaining why, when they will return and where you can ask for help or advice in the meantime. Our staff receive some training in disability and diversity awareness, but we don't have any BSL interpretation.

COVID Precautions

Information about COVID precautions has not been added for this venue.

Assistance dog facilities

Assistance dog exercise facilities

Assistance dogs are welcome inside the visitor centre, including the cafe area.

Other assistance dog facilities

water bowls are available.

The venue says it has...

  • Accessible Format
  • Disabled Access
  • Induction Loop
  • Large Print
  • Disabled Parking
  • Access Statement

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User Ratings

Overall

4.8
Access
4.5
Parking
5
Toilets
4.8
Staff
4.8