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Loch Achray Campsite

With lockdown restrictions now having eased, our camping and motorhome permit areas and our campsites at Loch Chon and Loch Achray are now open for bookings.

National Park facilities are reopening but some may be open at limited times or at a reduced capacity. Please Think, Check and Plan ahead by going to our Advice to Visitors page.

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Loch Achray © Red Turkey Media

With lockdown restrictions now having eased, our campsites at Loch Chon and Loch Achray are now open for bookings. Please remember our campsites are coming out of lockdown as well, so some things may take a little longer than usual or be a bit different than before:

– For now, there will be no drinking water or shared washing up facilities available on site. Please make sure you come prepared with everything you need (plenty of drinking water, washing up bucket/bowl and biodegradable washing up detergent like Ecover).

The campsite toilets will be open for those booked into the campsite. There will be enhanced cleaning in place to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19).

– We are advising campers to be as prepared as possible before they set off for the National Park, as local shops, restaurant and cafes may not be operating at the same capacity, so supplies of bottled water and other essentials may not be available locally.


 

Small but picturesque Loch Achray is reached six miles west of the tourist town of Callander, or via the Duke’s Pass heading north from Aberfoyle.

The idyllic location is between two larger lochs, Katrine and Venachar, and at the foot of Ben A’an, where you can start a walk to the 454m summit. The views back down over the still waters on a fine day are breath-taking.

Loch Achray is an informal campsite offering the opportunity to camp on a small, beautifully located site with basic facilities. In a sheltered spot on the shores of Loch Achray, it offers 17 pitches for tents through a mixture of open and woodland camping. Parking is available on-site and you will be allocated a designated parking space when you book your pitch.

There are two accessible pitches (Pitches 16 and 17), with accessible toilets and designated parking nearby. View a map of the campsite.

Please note that a limited number of pitches will be open for the early part of the season.

What you need to know

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Camping in the National Park

  • The campsite is nestled in woodland, with beautiful views over Loch Achray and the surrounding area.
  • Toilets on-site.
  • There is clean running water available on-site. Please note there are no showers on site.
  • Prices are £7 per adult per night, children under 16 go free.
  • Please note that bins are not provided so campers are asked to take home all waste and recycling to dispose of at home.
  • We also encourage campers to try to reduce the amount of waste they generate while staying at the campsite.
  • Access across the site is provided by a path network, not all the paths are flat and there are some short flights of steps and steep sections to the campsite.
  • Accessible pitches (Pitches 16 and 17) are available on-site, with accessible toilets close by and designated parking accessed via a firm, level path a short distance away.
  • Parking is available on-site and you will be allocated a designated parking space when you book your pitch.
  • Some pitches come with fire bowls (check pitch description for details) and fire wood is available to pre-book online along with your camping pitch – we have found that people tend to enjoy a fire so much that two bags are often required.
  • Pitches 13, 14, 15, 16 and 17 have raised wooden platforms and you’ll need to use the chains and hooks provided in order to secure your tent. Read here a very easy guide on how to use the chains and hooks. Our poster on site will also offer you guidance.
  • You can stay for up to three nights.
  • The campsite is open from 1st March – 30th September.
  • Pitches are available from 2pm on the day of arrival and must be vacated by 11am on day of your departure.
  • Our full terms and conditions provide important information about your stay. Please familiarise yourself with them before you arrive.
  • There will be lots of midges during the summer months!

Getting there

From Aberfoyle: head west on Main Street/A821 towards the Duke’s Pass. The campsite is accessed via the Three Lochs Forest Drive just off the Duke’s Pass road. Enter the Three Lochs Forest Drive via the exit approximately 2 miles north of the entrance, from this point it is about one hundred metres to a junction, turn left here through the gate; the campsite is half a mile ahead.

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