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Group camping permit exemption applications

Organised groups such as Duke of Edinburgh, Scouts, and youth organisations that wish to camp in a Camping Management Zone can apply online for an exemption.  There is no charge for these types of groups to camp in a Camping Management Zone.

The National Park is used by many different organised groups who camp for a variety of reasons. We want to continue to facilitate groups camping in those areas of the National Park covered by the Loch Lomond & The Trossachs Camping Management Byelaws 2017.

Who can apply?

  1. Youth groups/organisations that undertake expedition or fixed site camping (e.g. Duke of Edinburgh Award, Scouts, Guides, Army cadets, Boys’ Brigade).
  2. Schools or education establishments who wish to camp in the National Park as part of an educational visit.
  3. Outreach and social inclusion organisations who wish to experience camping in the National Park outside of managed camp sites.
  4. Outdoor activity providers who offer organised wild camping experiences to groups.
  5. Any other affiliated organisations or outdoor recreation groups, such as canoe or fishing clubs.

How to apply

Applicants are asked to submit an exemption request using our online form, which is available below. This can be returned to us at campingbyelaws@lochlomond-trossachs.org or by post to Camping Byelaws, Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park Authority, Carrochan, Carrochan Road, Balloch, G83 8EG.

Applications will be acknowledged and considered within 15 working days of receipt and decisions will be communicated to applicants in writing (email and/ or hard copy).

Please note – For Duke of Edinburgh’s Award groups a tailored application form is available on their website here.

Approved applications

The Park Authority may choose to assign certain conditions to the approval over and above the usual permit terms and conditions. These will be able to be viewed on our website and a copy will be sent with the exemption.

Cost

There is no cost involved in the application process and no charge for an exemption.

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