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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
    "West Highland Way Stop #1"
    By , Barrie, Canada
    Worried that I would not get to the campsite in time to see the warden, I made it just in time. The warden was really nice about me being so close to closing and was helpful in pointing me to where to camp and find my stuff from the baggage transfer service. Facilities were good, though it would have been nice if there were showers as well. Cannot best the view and the price for which you get it!
Sallochy Campsite is rated 4.5 out of 5 stars based on 752 guest reviews.Read more guest reviews.

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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 4.6 out of 5 stars based on 25 guest reviews.
    Sallochy Campsite
    "West Highland Way Stop #1"
    By , Barrie, Canada
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    Worried that I would not get to the campsite in time to see the warden, I made it just in time. The warden was really nice about me being so close to closing and was helpful in pointing me to where to camp and find my stuff from the baggage transfer service. Facilities were good, though it would have been nice if there were showers as well. Cannot best the view and the price for which you get it!
    Sallochy Campsite
    "Back for the umpteenth time"
    By , Glasgow, UK
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    Took my daughter this time back to bay 7 on the loch ( our favourite ). Great night with the fire bowl being a godsend in plummeting temperatures. For a wilder camping experience it can't be beat. You'll even be treated to a free fireworks display..see our video: https://youtu.be/_LWFMC1wMQ0
    Sallochy Campsite
    "Sallochy campsite."
    By , Edinburgh, UK
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    Amazing location and view. Wardens on site extremely friendly and helpful. Will definitely be returning. Best camping experience I've had. Will 100% be recommending.
    Sallochy Campsite
    "Awesome place"
    By , Glasgow, UK
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    Amazing campsite - magic - please don't spoil it! Would like more recycling opp's, eco showers and hot water to improve. Thanks!
    Sallochy Campsite
    "Camping Fun"
    By , Alexandria, UK
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    Site very clean and well maintained by the wardens who were friendly and helpful. Fire pits are a good size to keep you toasty in the cold nights and lots of logs are required to keep it burning for a few hours, purchase a good few bags or take your own wood as the wardens leave at 8pm and you cannot purchase any after they leave. We love Loch Lomond. xx
    Sallochy Campsite
    "Stunning Place by the Loch"
    By , London, UK
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    This is a great campsite - (tents only no caravans). There are toilets and running water (no showers) but perfect for the wild camping experience with some facilities. highly reccomend Loch side camping so you get a stunning view of the water and a bit more privacy. spent 2 nights here and wouldve happily spent a week.
    Sallochy Campsite
    "West Highland way day 1 stop"
    By , Oban, UK
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    The guard was very nice, and toilets/washing sink was clean. We decided to stay in main camp area instead of original lochside pitch. Was very wet and windy that night and woke up to a puddle underneath tent. Ground was uneven and patchy. Early up and away than planned.
    Sallochy Campsite
    "Sallochy campsite"
    By , Oban, UK
    Booked a Loch side did not use as pitches need cleaned up, pitched in the grass area which just looks like a poorly kept lawn no defined pitches. The surface is uneven hence the reason woke in a puddle as drainage is poor. Would be better pitches were defined and raise slightly and flat, cut the grass. Toilets were clean and serviced
    Sallochy Campsite
    "Stunning location"
    By , Edinburgh, UK
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    My son and I stopped for a night on our way along the wet highland way. We camped on the loch side which is stunning. The ground there is extremely hard though, we had to borrow a mallet from another camper to get our pegs in. Fab site!
    Sallochy Campsite
    "The pen lady :)"
    By , Glasgow, UK
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    As always a great 3 days at a favourite place ! Wardens are always very helpful & friendly :)
    Sallochy Campsite
    "Great experience"
    By , Rayleigh, UK
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    If you fancy a wild camping experience but haven't yet taken the plunge, go "semi wild" at one of 10 loch side pitches.
    Sallochy Campsite
    "Lovely loch side pitch"
    By , Edinburgh, UK
    We stayed in September - the pitches beside the loch are lovely, and it is great to be able to have a campfire. The toilets/washing facilities are fairly basic, but do the job.
    Sallochy Campsite
    "Short stay"
    By , 17309 Papendorf, Germany
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    After a long days walk along the west highland way we finally arrived at the campsite, could 'check in' quickly and set up our tent. Afterwards we could enjoy our 'dinner' at the beach, surrounded by midges =). The composting toilet was suprisingly satisfactory and was able to help us with some equipment problems before walking on early in the morning.
    Sallochy Campsite
    "Canoeing/Camping trip"
    By , NEWCASTLE, UK
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    Perfect location for our canoeing camping trip. The site and facilities were as described. The rangers were around just enough, non invasive and very friendly. Highly recommend the site and plan a future return.
    Sallochy Campsite
    "Great stay"
    By , Jarrow, UK
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    The grounds are good. The loch area is flat with enough area for kids to play. Toilets are compost which is great. Hiring fire pit is easy and user friendly. Noise was minimal. Definitely planning on staying again.
    Sallochy Campsite
    "Feels like wild camping"
    By , Erfurt, Germany
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    It is a beautiful campsite especially the sites close to the Loch with a beautiful view.. It feels like wild camping with the luxury of a toilet and running water to wash some dishes. We loved it!
    Sallochy Campsite
    "Beautiful location!"
    By , Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
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    We had a wonderful time on your campsite, it certainly is a beautiful spot and we will certainly be returning at some time in the future. We hired a fire pit which made our stay more enjoyable as going to sleep toasty warm is an added bonus. The only downside is that there is no hot water to wash pots and pans in but its not the end of the world =)
    Sallochy Campsite
    "Loved our Loch side site"
    By , Washington, United States
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    We had a lovely stay in our Loch side site. We walked in around 6 pm and it was very easy to check in a pitch out tent. The facilities were clean and easily accessible.
    Sallochy Campsite
    "Simple and enjoyable but with minor set backs."
    By , Bristol, UK
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    Second time camping at Sallochy. Last time being two years ago on a solo trip before heading to Ben Nevis. This time with my eight year old son before climbing Ben Lomond. I enjoyed the simplicity of the site on my first visit and felt it would be well situated for a morning walk up the Ben. We arrived and set up camp at our lovely Loch side pitch (2). A friendly and helpful service from the evening warden who arrived at 1630 and was knowledgable and informative about the local amenities. On her recommendation we ate at The Clansman in Rowardennan After a night of rain we cooked breakfast and packed up. Unfortunately there was no running water available to wash our breakfast pans and dishes. Also, we were informed by the evening warden that the morning warden would be at the site by 0730. This was not the case and as I had left a bank card as a deposit for a fire pit, our departure time was delayed by an hour. Despite these set backs it was an enjoyable stay,
    Sallochy Campsite
    "Lovely campsite"
    By , Heidelberg, Germany
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    Awesome for recreation and people looking for peace, stillness and nature. Friendly wardens. Only running water was not working. I would stay there again.
    Sallochy Campsite
    "Great stay"
    By , Newcastle, UK
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    I really enjoyed my stay, it was great to have a choice of space on the central pitch. The only thing that could have been better would be if there was shower facilities or a recommendation of somewhere showers might be available for use. Had it been a little warmer the Loch would probably be fine :)
    Sallochy Campsite
    "Great campsite on the WHW-trail"
    By , Heist op den Berg, Belgium
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    West Highland Way runs right past this beautiful campsite. The view from the loch-pitches is great. Welcoming host, very clean and ecological facilities.
    Sallochy Campsite
    "Very lovely Campsite"
    By , Wildeshausen, Germany
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    We had a beautyfull Lochsite Pitch with a fanstastic view across Loch Lomond. I definitly recomend this campsite if you are ok without taking a shower for a day.
    Sallochy Campsite
    "Great Stay"
    By , Crickhowell, UK
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    Great campsite. Really nicely managed and very helpful staff on site between set times to assist. We camped as a family (2 Adult / 2 Children) and were keen to have some peace (i.e. not a large campsite with noise), so were delighted to be camping Loch-side and not in a crowded location. We had our own pebble beach. The toilet and water facilities were really clean and well maintained. Other campers were also very respectful of the beautiful surrounds - and mostly walkers carrying their own kit (so it is not a place for big parties - good thing for those after a peaceful site). Great site.
    Sallochy Campsite
    "Review of Sallochy"
    By , BROOKLYN, United States
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    I stayed in one of the loch-side sites, and had a beautiful 2 nights there. The loch-side pitches are more private than the ones in the meadow, although further from the bathroom facilities. I didn't mind the distance at all because the loch-side site was beautiful, and right by the shore. The employees were very friendly and helpful with my many questions, which I appreciated.

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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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