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Sallochy Campsite

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Sallochy Notice

  • The car park is open and normal charges (if any) now apply.

Sallochy Campsite is now open but pitches must be booked 48 hours in advance.

Due to the COVID-19 situation, we have also had to implement some other changes so we can safely re-open for the remainder of the 2020 camping season:

  • The car park is currently closed to day visitors.
  • Site capacity has been reduced.
  • The site has been locked with a combination padlock (a code will be provided alongside your booking confirmation if you require car access).

These restrictions will be reviewed regularly, so please check back for updates.

Forestry and Land Scotland’s campsite on East Loch Lomond

Sallochy Campsite is situated on the Eastern shores of Loch Lomond and offers stunning views across the loch towards the Arrochar Alps. The small beach is a perfect spot to unwind and enjoy the scenery and the 200 year old oak woodland is a peaceful place to stroll and spot some local wildlife.

The campsite has basic facilities to give you a 'wilder' camping experience. Composting toilets and drinking water are available but there are no showers on-site.

The site is ideal for families, walkers and those wanting to experience a short outdoor break in the Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park. Please book early to avoid disappointment as the campsite is often full during the summer.

Sallochy is a great resting place after a long day of walking on the West Highland Way and an idyllic setting to enjoy a picnic or barbecue by the water.

Book a spot at Sallochy Campsite

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, bookings must currently be made 48 hours in advance.

Sallochy campsite map (PDF 313KB)

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

The Campsite

Opening and closing dates

We are open seasonally from 1 March to 31 October.

Our campsite wardens are on site between 8:30am and 3:30pm, 7 days a week.

Booking information

We require a full payment at the time of booking and are a tent only campsite. There is a 3 night maximum stay.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, bookings must currently be made  48 hours in advance.

Price list

  • £7 per adult
  • £1 per child
  • £3 per vehicle
  • Under 5s free

Camping pitches

We offer a number of pitches in various locations around our site. From the stunning loch side pitches to the central area pitches there is a spot for everyone.

Pets are welcome on all pitches, however, please ensure they are kept under close control at all times.

 

Site Rules

Sallochy is a tents only Campsite. Please be aware there are no showers on site.

Facilities
  • Ten central camping pitches
  • Ten loch side pitches
  • One accessible pitch with parking space
  • Composting toilets and cold water sink for drinking water and dish washing
Booking

Pitches are available from 2pm on the day of your arrival and must be vacated by 11am on day of your departure.

The maximum length of stay is three consecutive nights.

We cater for walkers and families. Each pitch has x2 tents and x4 people maximum as we do not permit group bookings. The campsite wardens reserve the right to refuse your booking if you do turn up in a group.

There is a £3 charge per vehicle and this provides free parking at all Forestry and Land Scotland Queen Elizabeth Forest Park car parks for the following day.

Cancellations

We operate a non-refund policy for all bookings cancelled within 72 hours of arrival date.

Conduct

Please respect your fellow campers and keep noise to a minimum between 11pm and 7am.

Be aware we cater for lots of young families. If any complaints are received regarding your conduct then you will be asked to leave the site with no refund.

Dogs

Dogs are welcome and should be kept under close control at all times. Please clean up after your dog and do not allow fouling of the camping areas.

Health and safety

Please ensure children are supervised appropriately, parents/guardians are responsible for ensuring they can explore safely here.

The vehicle speed limit on site is strictly 10mph and parking is permitted in designated bays only.

Fires

Fires are permitted only in the fire pits available to rent. Wood can also be purchased so please do not damage trees, or disturb the protected habitat here by collecting dead wood.

BBQs must be raised off the ground and kept well clear of trees.

Please ensure fires and BBQs are not left unattended and safely extinguished after use.

Waste

Please dispose of waste in the bins provided and please refrain from putting unwanted tents in our commercial bins.

Alcohol

Local byelaws specify that the public consumption of alcohol is not permitted anywhere on East Loch Lomond. This includes Sallochy Campsite. We ask all campers to respect this byelaw, so that everyone can enjoy their stay at Sallochy.

Your views

If you have any feedback about your stay you can leave a review online or e-mail sallochy.wardens@forestryandland.gov.scot

Walking trails

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.

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

More information

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
Tourist information
Tourist information

There are public toilets in Sallochy and nearby Rowardennan.

Car parking charges

  • £1 for up to 1 hour
  • £3 for 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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Phone
07826 935016
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