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Loch Achray Campsite

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Loch Achray © Red Turkey Media

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.

View a map of the campsite.


What you need to know


Camping in the National Park

  • The campsite is nestled in woodland, with beautiful views over Loch Achray and the surrounding area.
  • Please note there will be no drinking water or shared washing up facilities available on site and you should come prepared with everything you need. Campsites are operating at a reduced capacity and your patience is appreciated while we get up and running.
  • Toilets on-site. Please note there are no showers
  • 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. *These pitches are not currently available, please accept our apologies for any inconvenience.
  • 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 book up to 4 weeks in advance (2021) and stay for up to three nights.
  • The campsite is open from 1st March – 30th October (2021).
  • 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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