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New Loch Lomond campsite open

A new, semi-formal, campsite at Sallochy Bay, on the banks of Loch Lomond is now open. The campsite has been set up to provide additional camping facilities following the ban on wild camping on this stretch of east Loch Lomondside. The new site is run by Forestry Commission Scotland and has basic facilities offering a “wilder” camping experience. The new site is on the West Highland Way between Balmaha and Rowardennan.

There are 20 pitches available (only one tent is permitted per pitch) with a maximum tent size of six persons. There iare toilets and overnight parking and costs £5 per person per night for adults and £2.50 for children with under 5’s free.

The pitches need to be pre-booked, call 01389 722009 between Monday-Friday 09:00-16:00 or email sallochycamping@lochlomond-trossachs.org. Camping permits can also be purchased at Balmaha Visitor Centre (cash payments only) and permits can also be issued here to those who have pre-booked. The centre is open from 09:30 to 16:00 Monday to Sunday.

A free, detailed description of the West Highland Way complete with photos, GPS downloads and Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 mapping can be found on Walkhighlands.

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