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Loch Achray Campsite

As lockdown restrictions continue to ease, travel within all of mainland Scotland is permitted from 16th April. Please check the latest Scottish Government guidance to make sure you are sticking to the rules.

Our camping permit areas and campsites open on 26th April and can be booked up to four weeks in advance. Please note Inchcailloch campsite remains closed at this time and campsites or camping areas may be operating differently or on reduced capacities.

Please remember that Seasonal Camping Management Byelaws are in operation between 1st March and 30th September. During this time the Byelaws will continue to be enforced by National Park Rangers and Police Scotland.

Please plan accordingly for your visit as not all facilities will be available, remain patient as everything may take a little longer than usual, and respect the Park, other visitors and local communities.

Campers should be as prepared as possible before they set off for the National Park, as local shops, restaurants, cafes and facilities may not be open.

Prepare for your visit by going to our Advice to Visitors page.

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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.

There are two accessible pitches (Pitches 16 and 17), with accessible toilets and designated parking nearby. 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.
  • 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 book up to 4 weeks in advance (2021) and 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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