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Loch Ard is only 1 mile from Aberfoyle on the Inversnaid and Stronachlachar B829. The loch is in three parts which are joined by beautifull waterways “The Narrows”. The ‘Water Lillies’ pool is one of these small lochs to the East
The Loch is fresh water. The burn that flows out of it joins the Duchray Water in Aberfoyle to become the Forth. Loch Ard is approximately four kilometres long by two kilometres wide.
There is a sailing Club at the Western end as Loch Ard. It provides excellent sheltered sailing water due to the protection of a valley running roughly East-West. The views around the Loch are magnificent, especially in Autumn, with Ben Lomond dominating the horizon to the West. Fishing is allowed by permit from boats or bank .The current course fish record for Perch caught in Scotland is for a 4lb 14oz (2.210kg) perch in Loch Ard in 1989.. Loch Ard also has quite a reputation for catching large pike.
Coming from Aberfoyle there is a track off the main road into the wood where you can park at N 56 10.963 W 004 25.937. This is just after Lariach and is hard to spot so drive slowly approaching it. The cache could almost be described as a cache and dash, however this would not do justice to the beauty of the surroundings. So, take your time and enjoy the views, take photographs or have a picnic. The owner of the wood allows access but discourages camping and access for watersports. The cache is easily reached on foot through the wood from the parking area.
To really appreciate the beauty of the lochs you need to see them from a boat or canoe. The best place to launch a canoe is from the Glassert aka “Echo Rock” and paddle through the narrows to the cache location. * Congratulations to Clachanman for FTF
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- Loch Ard Looking West towards Ben Lomond
- Loch Ard boathouses
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum