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5 Lochs Visitor Management Plan

The 5 Lochs Visitor Management Plan is an 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

5 Lochs Visitor Management Plan 2012

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.

Planned Improvements

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 in February 2013 and is planned for completion in Autumn 2013.


If you have any questions about the 5 Lochs Visitor Management Plan email: or tel: 01389 722600.