Forfar Loch Country Park


Ranger Centre
Forfar Loch Country Park
Craig o' Loch Road

Tel: 01307 461118

About the park

Located on the west edge of the historic burgh of Forfar, visitors can escape to the countryside yet be only a five to ten minute walk from town centre facilities.

The 4 kilometre (2½ mile) path around Forfar Loch is suitable for all abilities and forms part of the wider Forfar Path Network.

Kingfisher, otter, fox and roe deer are among the regularly spotted park residents. Look out for fishing osprey during the summer.

Opening times

The Park is open 365 days per year.

How to get there


There is ample free parking beside the Ranger Centre, also at Turfbeg, on the north-east side of the Loch.

What to do


Many supermarkets, restaurants; coffee shops; fast food and bakeries in town. Why not try the famous Forfar Bridie?

Dogs allowed

Dogs, under control, are welcomed all year round except in children's play park. Please observe signs for restrictions.

Visit the Scottish Outdoor Access Code - Dog Walking pages.

Dog Poo bags are available to buy at the Ranger Centre (20p for 25).

Ranger Service and the Outdoor Classroom

Rangers are available all year to visit schools and colleges. Fieldwork and classwork to meet the requirements of Curriculum for Excellence is available either at school or Forfar Loch.

For community groups we offer a wide variety of activities and talks for all ages and abilities. See charges page for details. Groups are also welcome to visit the park.

Get involved

Volunteers of all ages play a vital role in helping maintain the park. If you are interested in volunteering please get in touch. We can help with Work Experience placements, Duke of Edinburgh, Saltire and John Muir Awards.