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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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Sallochy

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Sallochy Campsite Notice

Sallochy Campsite is closed until further notice due to the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation.

The car park and walking trails will remain open for visitors to use but be aware there will be no toilet facilities available onsite and camping is not permitted at this time.

Oakwood trails that pass a lochside pebbly beach

The trails here wind through tranquil oakwoods that are over 200 years old. This is a great place to watch for wildlife, including secretive roe deer and noisy jays. Enjoy a picnic beside the loch or take to the water – this is a popular place for wild swimming.

Guide map to Queen Elizabeth Forest Park (PDF 4.7MB)

Walking trails

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Walking

Woodland Trail

A trail for all seasons through peaceful oak woodland along the Allt a Mhuitinn burn and past the ruins of Wester Sallochy.

Mostly firm gravel and grassy paths. Section of narrow earthy path with muddy patches. Some steep slopes on uneven ground. Includes a narrow bridge and road crossing.

Strenuous
1 ½ miles / 2.5 km

Allow
1 hour

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This is truly a trail for all seasons – enjoy a scented carpet of bluebells in May and June, listen for woodland birds busy overhead in summer, and marvel at the oaks’ stunning display of autumn colour.

Walking

Sallochy Trail

Climb through a delightfully varied woodland to the craggy viewpoint on Dun Maoil for spectacular views over Loch Lomond and the Arrochar Alps. 

Largely firm gravel or grassy paths. Short section of rough, narrow earthy path with muddy patches up to viewpoint. Long moderate slopes with some steep sections. Includes a road crossing.

Strenuous
2 ¾ miles / 4.3 km

Allow
2 hours

Activities

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. Walk a stretch of it at Sallochy and get a taste for the adventure.

Facilities & access

Toilets
Toilets
Parking (charge)
Parking (charge)
Easy-access facilities
Easy-access facilities
Campsite
Campsite
Tourist information
Tourist information

There are public toilets in Sallochy and nearby Rowardennan.

Camping at East Loch Lomond

Sallochy Campsite is closed until further notice due to the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation.

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.

We are currently experiencing some technical issues with the online booking system so please phone the wardens on 07826 935016 between 12:30pm and 7pm or email sallochy.wardens@forestryandland.gov.scot to book a pitch.

Car parking charges

  • £1 for up to 1 hour
  • £3 for all day
  • £12 for minibus and coach all day

Season passes are also available to purchase from wardens at the campsite.

Getting here

From Drymen, follow signs for Rowardennan. Sallochy car park is 9 miles along this road on the left.

Using SatNav?

G63 0AW is the nearest postcode.

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07826 935016
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