All National Park visitor facilities and buildings are now closed in light of COVID-19/Coronavirus. Please follow the national guidance, stay safe, stay at home and do not visit the National Park at this time.

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Covid-19/Coronavirus advice for visitors

April 1, 2020

We are urging people to comply with the national lockdown restrictions and not to visit the National Park unnecessarily at this time.

The only permissible reasons to leave your home are as follows:

  • To shop for basic necessities and that should be limited to once a day.
  • To take exercise once a day – but alone or with your own household, not in groups.
  • For medical reasons or to care for a vulnerable person.
  • To travel to essential work if that cannot be done at home. Further guidance to employers is pending.

Please stay home and help stop the spread of Covid-19.

We have closed all of our visitor facilities, including car parks, public toilets, camping and motorhome sites and our Duncan Mills Memorial Slipway in Balloch. This is to discourage any further travel or overnight visits to the National Park.

The risks of spreading the virus in the countryside are the same as in cities and towns. In addition, local food supplies and health services needed for residents cannot cope with the extra pressure of visitors.

Scotland’s unique access rights continue to apply to your daily exercise as permitted under the current restrictions. However, this should only be carried out close to where you live and you should not drive somewhere to exercise as this is not considered essential travel. Instead, we encourage you to look for green spaces and paths to enjoy close to home whilst also practising social distancing.

We know that this is an extremely difficult time, and staying at home is particularly challenging when the weather is good, but we have to all do what is best for everyone.

The National Park will still be here when all this is over and in the meantime we will find ways for those who can’t get outside into the National Park to still feel connected to this special place. If you do need a breath of fresh air please stay close to home.

We’ll keep our Covid-19/Coronavirus page updated with the latest information.

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