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Sallochy Bay, Rowardennan, Glasgow, G63 0AW, United Kingdom
Sallochy Campsite is a new semi-formal campsite on the banks of Loch Lomond in Sallochy,Rowardennan,Glasgow. Run by Forestry Commission Scotland, the campsite has basic facilities to give you a 'wilder' camping experience and is open 1st March through to the 31st October. Camping is available in the central grassed area or in marked loch-side pitches (there are 30 pitches in total with one tent per pitch allowed-No Group Bookings).
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    Sallochy Campsite
    "An absolute haven after a long walk"
    By , London, UK
    I stayed on 11/04/18. Booking was easy. I was doing the West Highland Way and had walked from Glengoyne and feeling rather tired with the weight of my provisions and camping gear on my back. When I got to Sallochy I was a little confused as to where the reception/ warden's hut was but I put that down to fatigue. There are signs and maps to guide you as you enter from both directions of the Way. The warden (I didn't get her name) was really welcoming and helpful. She explained the services such as the eco-toilets and the use of fire pits. I pitched my tent by the loch, having booked a 'lcohside' pitch - highly recommended. I spent a while just sitting admiring the view over the loch and the peace of the place. The nearest tents were a good 8ft away so it felt really secluded. I was lulled into one of the best sleeps of my life by the wind through the trees and the sound of the loch water lapping at the shore. It was bliss. I awoke naturally the next day to birdsong and sunshine and left before the checkout time. No hassle. I travelled alone and was happy with the solitude though I'm sure others would find it a nice place to chat with other campers. The other people seemed to be couples or other pairs of hikers and were not rowdy. For me it was perfect.
Sallochy Campsite is rated 4.4 out of 5 stars based on 630 guest reviews.Read more guest reviews.

Central Pitch

26/04Total
£7.00
£7.00

Disabled Pitch

26/04Total
£7.00
£7.00

Lochside Pitch

26/04Total
£7.00
£7.00

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General Information

Sallochy Campsite is a semi-formal campsite on the banks of Loch Lomond in Sallochy,Rowardennan,Glasgow. Run by Forestry Commission Scotland, the campsite has basic facilities to give you a 'wilder' camping experience and is open 1st March through to the 31st October. Camping is available in the central grassed area or in marked loch-side pitches (there are 30 pitches in total with one tent per pitch allowed-No Group Bookings). Disable friendly facilities one raised central camping pitch which is suitable for disabled access including parking bay.

There are 30 pitches available (only one tent per pitch is permitted - NO GROUP BOOKINGS):

  • 10 loch side pitches, maximum tent size four person tent
  • 20 central pitches, maximum tent size six person tent
  • 1 Disable Pitch, maximum tent size six person tent

There are toilets and overnight parking is available for those who have booked a pitch.

History of the site

It was the third Duke of Montrose (1755-1836) who planted the east side of Loch Lomond with Oakwood trees. It is difficult to imagine today but this tranquil forest was once an industrial site where every spring women and children coppicing trees and stripping their bark. Workers distilled pyroligneous acid from the wood, and used it to fix dyes in the great textile factories of the Vale of Leven.

Now you can enjoy the popular and picturesque woodland site which is ideal for families, walkers and those wanting to experience a short outdoor break in the Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park.

Prices

  • Adults (aged 16 and over): £7 per person per night
  • Children (aged 5 to 15): £1 per person per night
  • Under 5's Free

Restrictions

Check-In Time:From 14:00 to 20:00
Check-Out Time:Until 11:00

Pitches

  • Central Pitch
    Total Pitches: 20

    Central pitches each accommodate a maximum of 6 people.

  • Disabled Pitch
    Total Pitches: 1

    Disabled access raised central pitch accommodates a maximum of 6 people.

  • Lochside Pitch
    Total Pitches: 10

    Lochside pitches each accommodate a maximum of 4 people.

Reviews

Sallochy Campsite is rated 4.7 out of 5 stars based on 25 guest reviews.
    Sallochy Campsite
    "An absolute haven after a long walk"
    By , London, UK
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    I stayed on 11/04/18. Booking was easy. I was doing the West Highland Way and had walked from Glengoyne and feeling rather tired with the weight of my provisions and camping gear on my back. When I got to Sallochy I was a little confused as to where the reception/ warden's hut was but I put that down to fatigue. There are signs and maps to guide you as you enter from both directions of the Way. The warden (I didn't get her name) was really welcoming and helpful. She explained the services such as the eco-toilets and the use of fire pits. I pitched my tent by the loch, having booked a 'lcohside' pitch - highly recommended. I spent a while just sitting admiring the view over the loch and the peace of the place. The nearest tents were a good 8ft away so it felt really secluded. I was lulled into one of the best sleeps of my life by the wind through the trees and the sound of the loch water lapping at the shore. It was bliss. I awoke naturally the next day to birdsong and sunshine and left before the checkout time. No hassle. I travelled alone and was happy with the solitude though I'm sure others would find it a nice place to chat with other campers. The other people seemed to be couples or other pairs of hikers and were not rowdy. For me it was perfect.
    Sallochy Campsite
    "Sallochy campsite"
    By , Renfrew, UK
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    Had a great time ,staff were very friendly and helpful, pitches were very clean and easily accessable, views amazing, toilets kept clean and tidy, overall very happy with the sire. As the big man said...I'll be back.
    Sallochy Campsite
    "Back again"
    By , Glasgow, UK
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    Lost count how many one night stays I've had here. I always go for a loch side pitch which makes for a great semi-wild experience, the central camp area is badly worn and badly drained and should be avoided to be honest. Friendly staff as always.
    Sallochy Campsite
    "Great campsite!"
    By , Manchester, UK
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    Lovely campsite In a beautiful location. We chose a lochside pitch and we were able to camp right beside the water, with fantastic views right across the lake. It was the perfect place to launch our kayak and paddle round the loch.This campsite is also very well placed for walking the west highland way and up Ben Lomond. The facilities are basic, but very clean and well maintained. There are no showers on site, but for us that wasn't a problem. The Rangers were friendly and helpful. Our stay here couldn't have been better!
    Sallochy Campsite
    "Wild camping with basic facilities - just what we needed"
    By , Consett, UK
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    The site is clean and the pitches are a great size. We had our two dogs with us and it wa soerfect as they could run about and swim of course. Compost toilets were fine but there's not anything else.
    Sallochy Campsite
    "As close to wild camping as you can get"
    By , Wishaw, UK
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    Staff are wonderful, facilities are great and the views are some of the best around.
    Sallochy Campsite
    "Nice views but to complicated"
    By , Wiesbaden, Germany
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    We spend one night at the camp in March this year. Because of the „off-season" time we had not really a probably person who could help us at the camp. I thought it was very complicated to go online and book the place, not everyone is lucky and carries a mobile with them, especially when you are hiking! It would be grate if there is any other way of booking the place . I thought everything else was very good, it was quite and clean. It would be better if there is any shop to buy things, because every shop was to far away!
    Sallochy Campsite
    "A pleasant stay."
    By , Glasgow, UK
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    Wet day but a love stay. It's my home turf but a stay by the loch is a treat for this city boy.
    Sallochy Campsite
    "Nice scenic campsite"
    By , Balloch, UK
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    I have stayed here a few times for the great views over Loch Lomond and its always been quiet. The on site facilities are basic but kept very clean by the on site staff who are always happy to give advice on the local area.
    Sallochy Campsite
    "Stunning location!"
    By , glyn ceiriog, UK
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    I was so glad to reach this campsite after a long ol' day and I wasn't disappointed by its views of Loch Lomond. I'd recommend the lochside camping pitches any day. The warden was lovely and informative. The facilities which consist of compost loos and sinks to get water from are spotless! It was nice to see clean compost loos and that this site looks after its environment. It's recommended to book ( I think it's mandatory). Sitting on the gravel beach with my jet boil and camp food looking up to the starry skies was a perfect way to end a long tiring day. Waking up to glass like waters and clear skies was magnificent! I didn't want to leave and I will be back again... The only downside is the lochside camping pitches can be a challenge to get your tent pegs in the ground, as it's hard concrete. I found myself having to move my tent around until I found some softer ground, it took a while and nearly went dark.
    Sallochy Campsite
    "Loch-side pitches are fantastic!"
    By , Glasgow, UK
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    We stayed for two nights at one of the loch-side pitches. The view from the front of the tent was amazing and you feel like you've got your own private bit of beach. Great for a late night barbecue or campfire in the fire pit. It'd been raining constantly on the run up to our stay so we were a wee bit worried we were going to turn up to a boggy pitch area but, it was absolutely fine. Being on the West Highland Way we also had worries that a constant stream of walkers might be disruptive but again it was absolutely fine. The path for that runs behind the pitches so you barely notice them as you soak in the scenery and the walkers are few and far between once it hits about 5pm. Having never used an eco-toilet it was better than I expected (no smell!) but be aware there's no sink for washing in the toilets. There's antibacterial gel for cleaning the hands but if you're dirty and muddy the best you can do is a quick rinse in the communal dish washing area. That being said, we knew when booking the only facilities were eco-toilets, drinking water and a dish washing area. Didn't phase myself but I'd pack some wipes if you're overly concerned about keeping clean. The wardens on-site were both helpful and friendly, the grass pitching area it looked well maintained and well drained and there's plenty of walking opportunities being on the West Highland Way. The weather was a bit too bad for us to try it this time round but next visit we'll be giving the Sallochy forest trails a go!
    Sallochy Campsite
    "Lovely place"
    By , Hurlford, UK
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    Beautiful place. Everything was perfect.
    Sallochy Campsite
    "Simple with great views"
    By , Paisley, UK
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    A simplistic site with only a potwash area and composting toilets. Still a great retreat from modern life with views across the loch towards Luss. Wardens are helpful with any problems. Can get a little boggy in heavy rain but still wouldn't change it. Highly recommended.
    Sallochy Campsite
    "Perfect"
    By , Burntisland, UK
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    The campsite is small and TENTS ONLY making this really quiet compared to the big sites further down the Loch. The staff were lovely and helpful and the loch-side pitches had a really great view out over the loch. Dont expect showers, hot water or a site shop - this is back to basics camping, but the site is clean, tidy, well maintained and in an idyllic location. Pre-book a firepit, as these are brilliant for sitting around in the evening / nighttime, and toasting your marshmallows! Log bags are good for around 3 hours of burning. I'm glad we were on the loch-side hard-standing pitches and not the main grassy field area, as that area was a little bit boggy in places, and would benefit from some improved drainage / levelling if at all possible. A few of ideas for improvement of the site: a) Provide a basic on-site camp shop for essential supplies geared towards walkers who dont have the luxury of a car to get to Balmaha (blister packs, disposable BBQ, matches, trangia fuel, Smidge, rolls, burgers, sausages, batteries etc) - could be opened just at set times throughout the day. b) Solar charging point for phones c) Provide better segregation for rubbish to encourage recycling. d) Dont allow the use of gazebos on site, as these look terrible! e) Limit the number of dogs on site (max 1 per pitch) f) Provide a climbing / adventure area for kids
    Sallochy Campsite
    "Wild camping at its best"
    By , Harlow, UK
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    We picked this campsite based on the fact it was slightly more of a wild camping experience. It was one of the most beautiful sites we've ever visited. Traveling all the way from London was worth every mile to enjoy such an amazing view. The staff or wardens were all lovely and friendly and couldn't have been any more helpful. We even wanted to stay another couple of nights. We are home now well rested with some amazing memories. So thank you very much and we shall be returning.
    Sallochy Campsite
    "Wonderful"
    By , Rotterdam, Netherlands
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    Beautiful pitches and really quiet campsite. Minimum amenities. Highly recommended to get wood + fireplace from the warden.
    Sallochy Campsite
    "Nearly-wild camping"
    By , Broxburn, UK
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    I promised to take my kids wild-camping. Sallochy campsite was the perfect site for them to have a taster to how this would be with a beautiful pitch right on the lochside and in amongst the trees. The site wardens were all very friendly. The composting toilets were well maintained although I wouldn't advise looking down when you use them. I hired a firepit for the two nights and was loaned a wheelbarrow so I didn't have to carry it to my pitch. Both me and the kids can't wait to go back to this site next year.
    Sallochy Campsite
    "Recommend!"
    By , Edewecht, Germany
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    We had a lochside pitch, which was beautiful. All facilities are clean. Staff very nice.
    Sallochy Campsite
    "Camping weekend"
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    Me n my 2 young sons stayed for a 2nd time last weekend, we had an amazing time, site is very well maintained and clean, I also camp at strathfillan wigwams but my 2 boys insisted we go to sallochy and I'm glad we did, the staff are excellent and very helpful, I couldn't say a bad word about your site and without doubt will return many times more, thanks for the stay and we'll see you again soon !!
    Sallochy Campsite
    "Excellent!"
    By , Glasgow, UK
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    An excellent campsite! The view from our lochside pitch was absolutely stunning! The location of the campsite is also ideal - there are lots of activities, attractions, restaurants, etc. nearby. The park rangers were also really helpful. We called ahead and asked if they could leave a fire pit out for us as we didn't think we would make it in time before they left for the night. They explained that they were unable to do this as they needed a deposit, etc. However, they stayed 20 minutes after they were meant to leave to make sure we got one. Excellent customer service!
    Sallochy Campsite
    "Beautiful spot - basic but well maintained"
    By , Leipzig, Germany
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    It is a beautiful spot in the woods. The place is well maintained, has tables, parking places, sink for dishes and a compost toilet. It does not have showers which seem to be to basic for some people. It is however clean and the staff there is friendly. The lake spots are very beautiful and have room between them so you have your own place. The places on the main place are similar to normal camping. Most were used by families.
    Sallochy Campsite
    "Lovely views"
    By , Coventry, UK
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    I only stayed for one night whilst on the west highland way it had lovely views but the online booking was awkward and hard to confirm
    Sallochy Campsite
    "Sallochy"
    By , Alexandria, UK
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    The staff were really helpful. Toilets were cleaned regularly. The site is well maintained and the views are amazing.
    Sallochy Campsite
    "Sallochy Bay -Beautiful stting"
    By , Glasgow, UK
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    We had a great time camping on a Lochside pitch. We were lucky with the weather but not muddy on our pitch and it was fantastic for the kids to be able to play all day.
    Sallochy Campsite
    "Camping by Loch Lomond"
    By , Leeds, UK
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    Arrived there to a very friendly welcome and had everything explained and was given the brochure. I camped in the centre but there is 10 spaces by the lakeside. The scenery is amazing even just from the campsite. The toilets are different with them not being the flushing type but didn't bother us. You can hire a fire pit and buy wood for it at the office on site. The campsite is quite basic but that's what we were wanting from it. It's close to Ben Lomond which was a hard walk but worth it for the views. There's a shop, cafe, pub serving food and visitor centre just 10 minutes down the road from the camp. We spent a lovely 3 days at the site which is the most you can stay but was never short of places to go and we packed a lot into the 3 days. Would highly recommend

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Booking Terms and Conditions

Site Open 1st March - 31st October

Tents only Campsite

FACILITIES

  • Ten central camping pitches (max 6 persons per pitch)
  • Ten loch side pitches (max 4 persons per pitch)
  • Toilets
  • Fire pit hire

Wardens Hours - 8:30 - 12:00 and 16:30 - 19:30

BOOKING

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

The maximum length of stay is for three consecutive nights.

We cater for Walkers and Families and do not allow group bookings.

Please state in the 'Other Requests' box on the Contact Details stage of your booking how you will be arriving - walker or car. If you are arriving by car please provide your car registration. This can also be emailed to Sue Morris sue.morris@forestry.gsi.gov.uk after the booking has been placed.

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. 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 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 hire from the warden. Wood can also be purchased so please do not damage trees, or disturb the protected habitat here by collecting dead wood.

BBQ's must be raised off the ground and well clear of trees.

Please ensure fires and BBQ's are not left unattended and safely extinguished after use.

WASTE

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

ALCOHOL

The public consumption of alcohol is not allowed at Sallochy.

YOUR VIEWS

We would like you to contact the site warden or cowal&trossachs@forestry.gsi.gov.uk if you have any feedback about your stay. Your comments will help us to ensure we get things right.

NO GROUP BOOKINGS

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