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Camping Development Framework

Camping is a fantastic way to enjoy the National Park and we are committed to providing a high quality of experience for everyone who comes to camp here.

The Camping Development Framework sets out the vision for camping in the National Park from 2019 to 2023.

It was approved by the National Park Authority Board on 18th March 2019 and builds on the Camping Development Strategy published in 2016.

The Framework is guided by the outcomes of the National Park Partnership Plan 2018-2023.

The vision set out in the Framework is that:

Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park is an area that offers a wide variety of sustainable, high quality camping experiences for people from a wide range of backgrounds.

Key points

  • The Framework expands the focus of the previous Camping Development Strategy to the whole National Park.
  • It sets out the key challenges to achieving this vision including volume and behaviour of campers and the infrastructure in place to support camping.
  • It identifies that achieving this vision requires input from not only the National Park Authority but also our partners, landowners and communities.
  • Our primary focus will be on continuing to manage camping numbers and behaviours in certain areas of the National Park which experience these pressures.
  • We will also focus on refining and improving the camping provision and infrastructure we own or manage to further improve the experience of all visitors.
  • We will look beyond the National Park’s boundaries to work with partners from across Scotland to share best practice and develop solutions together.
  • Six distinctive geographical areas of the National Park have been looked at to assess the current camping provision, as well as recreation opportunities, special landscape qualities and transport links. From this information, opportunities for the creation of new camping provision and associated facilities have been identified.
  • The Framework includes a set of actions and indicators to be delivered. These will be reviewed annually and adapted where appropriate and the framework will be revised in line with the 2024-29 National Park Partnership Plan.
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