If you are using Sat Nav, our postcode is G63 0NF, however not all systems will get you right to the centre. Best to take a note of the directions below for the last little bit of your journey!
From Glasgow direction, the centre is just under 2 miles past Drymen on the A811, or about 4 miles past the signpost for Killearn on the A81 (don’t take the turn-off for Killearn though, keep on the A81).
The A809 is signposted to Drymen, and runs from Glasgow through Bearsden and over the Stockie Muir (past the Queen’s View and the Carbeth Inn), where it joins the A811.
If you are coming from the Erskine Bridge direction, you will follow the A811 through Balloch and Gartocharn, it should be signed to Stirling and Drymen. Follow the road all the way to Drymen, but bypass the village (just go straight on). You will pass a few houses, and a ‘Milk Bar’ on the left. You will pass a sign on the right as you leave the Trossachs National Park, drive on for half a mile after that. Look out for a farmhouse (Balfunning Douglas) on the left, the entrance to Balfunning is directly opposite, there is a lodge house with a little turret, a bus stop and various signs for TIr na nOg. Follow the driveway to the stable block, the next building after the lodge house.
The A81 is signposted to Aberfoyle, and runs through Bearsden, Milngavie, Strathblane and on towards Killearn. Between Strathblane/Blanefield and Killearn, you will pass the Glengoyne distillery, and shortly after that you will see the signpost to Killearn. Don’t take it, stay on the A81, go past the Beech Tree Inn and follow the road straight on. Go straight through the roundabout at Blane Smithy. You will come to a little bridge and shortly after that you will see a white farmhouse up the hill on the left hand side (Clachanry Farm). At the next left, there is a white sign (Unsuitable for vehicles over 7.5 tonnes), and a sign for Tir na nOg. Turn left here and follow the road up to the very top of the hill (be careful at the junction you’ll come to just after you pass a red sandstone lodgehouse).
PLEASE DO NOT ENTER AT THE EAST ENTRANCE (SIGNED PRIVATE PROPERTY, NO ACCESS), THIS IS A PRIVATE DRIVEWAY.
Turn left on to the main road (towards Drymen), and then take the next left, just round the corner, at the small lodge house with the turret, you’ll see our signs. The Stables are the next building down the driveway, on the left hand side. Parking space is available on both sides of the buildings.
From Stirling, Edinburgh/Perth direction — M9
Take the Loch Lomond exit from the M9 (junction – there’s a sign for the Safari Park). Follow signs for Callander/ Doune A84. Stay on the A84 for a few miles until you pass the Safari Park on the right hand side. Take the left turn after this towards Gargunnock (B8075). You will come to a junction with the main road A811, turn right towards Glasgow/Erskine Bridge/Loch Lomond. Stay on this road for 15–16 miles until you reach a junction with the A81. You need to turn left and then immediately move into the right hand turn lane and follow the A811 towards Drymen. You will pass a house with yellow gables, and half a mile further on there will be a road on the left with a sign (unsuitable for vehicles over 7.5 tonnes). Just around the next corner turn first left (opposite Balfunning Douglas farmhouse) into the driveway for Balfunning, you should see our signs. The Stables are the next building down the driveway, on the left hand side. Parking space is available on the far side of the buildings.
Public Transport (This isn’t hugely easy, but not impossible!)
The closest public transport link to the centre is Balfron, accessible by bus from Stirling or Glasgow. From the village, the centre is only a short taxi journey away.
A journey planner for First Buses can be found here.
Local Taxi Firms:
Drymen Taxis: 01360 660077
Clachan Cabs: 07733 135 317