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Queen Elizabeth Forest Park

Queen Elizabeth Forest Park
©2013 Gazetteer for Scotland

Queen Elizabeth Forest Park

Extending westwards to Loch Lomond from Loch Venachar in the Trossachs district of Stirling Council Area, the Queen Elizabeth Forest Park comprises 16,780 ha (41,454 acres) of moorland and plantations. It was purchased by the State in 1928, subsequently extended and designated a National Forest Park in 1953, in celebration of the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. The park now includes the Loch Ard Forest, the East Loch Lomond Woodland, Balmaha Plantation, Strathyre Forest, Achray Forest, the Buchanan Forest, the Trossachs and the headwaters of the River Forth, all lying within the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. It attracts more than a million visitors each year.


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