The 5 Lochs Visitor Management Plan is a new
initiative developed through stakeholder involvement to reduce the
impact of visitor pressure and anti social
behaviour on local communities and the environment, while realising the visitor
experience potential of the 5 lochs area in the
north east of Loch Lomond &
The Trossachs National Park.
The management plan focuses on and around the areas of: Glenoglehead, Loch Venachar, Loch Earn, Loch Lubnaig, Loch Voil & Doine, Loch Achray and Loch Drunkie.
The National Park Partnership Plan sets the context for Visitor Experience initiatives and the Adopted Local Plan directs development spatially. The 5 Lochs Visitor Management Plan provides a coordinated approach by way of a framework of actions identified through stakeholder collaboration to focus on the visitor management challenges around the identified area.
The 5 Lochs Visitor Management Plan was officially launched on 12 November 2012 by Bruce Crawford at Loch Lubnaig.
View the Plan
A hard copy of the Plan is available in reception at our National Park Headquarters, Balloch, or National Park Office, Callander.
Strategic Environmental Assessment
As part of the process of developing the 5 Lochs Visitor Management Plan, a scoping exercise was undertaken to establish whether a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) was required under the Environmental Assessment (Scotland) Act 2005. It was determined after consultation with statutory consultees that no significant environmental impact existed and as such no environmental assessment was required. Follow the link to view the screening report and comments from the consultation authorities.
The 5 Lochs Visitor Management Plan has identified a number of actions for the coming year that will see the
beginning of improvement works at some of the busier National Park sites. The two car
parks off the A84 at the south end of Loch Lubnaig will be the first to see the
facilities improved, along with additional provision such as toilets, a small kiosk selling food and soft
drinks, semi-informal camping opportunities, overnight motorhome spaces and day
car parking for Lubnaig north and south sites. This
work commenced on 11 February 2013 and is planned for
completion later this summer.
To keep up to date with improvement works, follow the 5 Lochs Blog.