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Sallochy

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Sallochy Notice

We hope you’ve been enjoying the walking trails at your nearby forests during lockdown. As Scottish Government COVID-19 restrictions ease, we look forward to welcoming you back more fully, and are working hard to reopen our facilities as soon as safely possible.

At this location:

  • The car park is closed.
  • Toilets are closed while we work to make them safe for you to use by implementing new Health Protection Scotland guidance on cleaning and maintenance. Please “go before you go” and check helpful apps or websites to find toilets that are open nearby.

Please bear with us and check back regularly for updates. You can also find more information by visiting our COVID-19 page and our FAQs.


Sallochy Campsite will remain closed during 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.

Why not extend your visit by spending a night at Sallochy Campsite?

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
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
  • £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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Phone
0300 067 6600 (option 2)
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