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COVID-19 and Forestry and Land Scotland

FLS has reduced its operations to felling that is contributing to essential business requirements to help keep Scotland ticking over. Our staff are working from home where possible; staff who are working continue to practise social distancing rigorously following Government and NHS guidance to keep safe.

Fresh air and being outdoors benefits physical and mental health and well-being, and for local visitors the majority of walking trails on Scotland’s national forests and land remain open. Be aware that staff cannot maintain our standard checks and maintenance. All our mountain biking trails and all car parks are closed.

All visitors are reminded to maintain social distance at all times.

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East Loch Lomond

Where we are

Take a 7 mile drive along the famous 'bonny banks'

The 7 miles of road between Balmaha and Rowardennan are an essential visit for those seeking picture perfect Scottish scenery just a short drive from the central belt. Enjoy a picnic or meander through the woods beneath soaring Ben Lomond on these famous 'bonny banks'.


Camping at East Loch Lomond

Sallochy Campsite is a semi-formal campsite open between March and October. It is suitable for tents only and offers composting toilets and drinking water.

The West Highland Way

The West Highland Way, Scotland’s best known long distance trail, stretches 96 miles from Milngavie near Glasgow to Fort William. The route runs parallel with the road up East Loch Lomond. Why not park the car and experience a stretch of this famous trail.

Facilities & access

Parking (charge)
Parking (charge)
Easy-access facilities
Easy-access facilities
Picnic area
Picnic area

There are public toilets, visitor information, a play area and picnic tables at the Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park Visitor Centre in Balmaha.

There are also toilets at Sallochy (year-round) and Rowardennan (Easter to October) further up the road.

Getting here

The B837 north of Drymen meets the loch shore at Balmaha village. The road heads north to Rowardennan from here.

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G63 OJQ is the nearest postcode.

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