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.
What to do
Walk, run, cycle, horseback, there are many ways to enjoy Forfar Loch Country Park. The circular route around the Loch is 4 kms (2.5 miles) long.
Rangers run two year-round nature clubs for children. For pre-school children the Little Acorns meet fortnightly. For ages 5 years and over Junior Rangers meet twice a month.
Let the children explore the local wildlife and a variety of habitats in the Wildlife Garden. They can also play in the children's playpark.
Bird watchers can come watch the wide range of birds in the area.
There are plenty of picnic tables and seating to enjoy the park and stop for refreshments.
Pre-book the Wee Wellie Wander - the FREE Creative Art Packs for pre-schools & P1 - P2.
Angling available by permit only, please contact Angus Angling.
Water craft can be launched from St. Margaret's Inch, home to the Forfar Sailing Club. Model Yacht Club (Tayside Radio Sailing Club) hold regular meetings.
Stay at Lochside Caravan Park or visit Forfar Community Campus.
Many supermarkets, restaurants; coffee shops; fast food and bakeries in town. Why not try the famous Forfar Bridie?
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.
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.
There is ample free parking beside the Ranger Centre, also at Turfbeg, on the north-east side of the Loch.
Dogs, under control, are welcomed all year round except in children's play park. Please observe signs for restrictions.