Skip to main content

Glen Lochy

Where we are

Latest forest information

  • Essential forest works need to be carried out on Wednesday 29 May 2024.  For a period of time, on that date you will not be able to access the Beinn Lui access tracks or the forest road network.  The closure is likely to take place early afternoon.  Please avoid this area on the 29 May 2024 or be prepared to wait with the banks person that will be located at the edge of the worksite until is it safe to proceed.  This wait may take up to an hour.

About

Quiet riverside picnic site with mountain views

A short distance from the bustle of Tyndrum is this quiet riverside picnic site. There's plenty of room to stretch your legs in fresh mountain air and dip a toe in the icy waters of the River Lochy.

You'll get a fine view of Ben Lui from here, especially of the steep north west ridge and the mountain's impressive high corries where snow lies from autumn until early summer.

Activities

Ben Lui and Beinn a'Chleibh hillwalk

The car park at Glen Lochy is a popular starting point to climb the Munros of Ben Lui and Beinn a'Chleibh. This is a tough route that involves a river crossing and lots of boggy paths, so do prepare accordingly.

Facilities and access

Parking (charge)
Parking (charge)
Mountain access
Mountain access
Picnic area
Picnic area
Icon showing a campervan on green background
Stay the Night

The nearest toilets and places to eat are in Dalmally and Tyndrum.

Car parking information

The charges to park at this forest car park are:

  • £1 for up to 1 hour – all vehicles
  • £3 for all day
  • Blue Badge holders park free. Please display your Blue Badge clearly.

Payment can be made using RingGo.

Please park with care and consideration. In particular please park in designated parking areas only and do not block entrances or gates. Nearby car parks with free parking can be found in our Forest Search, marked as a 'P' without the £ symbol.

Annual parking pass available:

Available in advance by downloading the application form and emailing to the Regional Office. Please read our Annual Pass terms and conditions (PDF) before applying.

West Coast Car Park Pass - £40 per car and £100 per mini bus/coach
FLS National Car Park Pass - £100 per car and £150 per mini bus/coach

Valid at all Forestry and Land Scotland car parks except Tentsmuir.

FLS National Pass application form

More about parking

Stay the Night

Stay the Night continues to run now through to 31 October 2024.  This means self-contained motorhomes and campervans will be able to park overnight for one night in some of our car parks.

There is a £10 charge to Stay the Night here, this includes use of the chemical waste disposal facility at either nearby Strone Hill or Bridge of Orchy. Payment can be made through RingGo with details of how to do this at the car park.

To help plan your stay, please see the details below:

  • Height barrier – No
  • Motorhome capacity of car park – 6
  • Suitable for large vehicles/caravans – No
  • Parking notes – Access is off and onto a busy and fast moving A road. Please park considerately and safely – use bottom parking area furthest away from entrance.
  • Facilities – Chemical waste disposal at Strone Hill or Bridge of Orchy

Please visit our Stay the Night page for full details, participating locations, best practice, and terms and conditions of use.

Stay the Night

Getting here

The Glen Lochy car park is on the south side of the A85 between Tyndrum and Dalmally.

Using SatNav?

The nearest postcode is FK20 8SB. This is at Arrivain, about 2 ¾ miles east of the car park.

Get directions

Get in touch

Have a question or suggestion for improvement?

Phone
0300 067 6650 (option 2)
More contact information

Nearby forests

 A waterfall in a lush woodland

Quiet riverside trails in oak and birch woodland

Facilities and activities
Parking (charge)
Parking (charge)
Icon showing a campervan on green background
Stay the Night
Distance from 'Glen Lochy': 1.25 miles
A person walking on a path with walking poles
Facilities and activities
Parking icon
Parking
Picnic area
Picnic area
Distance from 'Glen Lochy': 2.59 miles
Green and yellow beech leaves

Community woodland with short trails

Facilities and activities
Walking
Walking
Mountain access
Mountain access
Distance from 'Glen Lochy': 3.88 miles