Wake up by the water
Enjoy the moon comin’ out in the gloamin' by spending a night or two here at Sallochy Bay on the 'bonny banks' of Loch Lomond.
This informal, tents-only campsite is a popular and picturesque woodland site suitable for families, walkers and those wanting to experience a short outdoor break in the Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park.
Camping is available in the central grassed area or at marked loch-side pitches.
Site open: 1st April - 31st October.
Charges: £5 per person per night, under 16s £2.50, under 5s free.
PLEASE NOTE: Group bookings for more than 4 adults are not permitted
Pitches should be booked in advance online.
Camping outwith the designated pitches is not allowed.
A warden is on site from 8.30am - 12.00pm and 4.30pm - 8pm daily.
Fires - a burning issue
The Sallochy oakwoods are a great place for wildlife, where ‘the wee birdies sing and the wild flowers spring’.
Fires are only allowed in our mobile fire pits, which you can hire from the warden.
As any ranger will tell you, living ‘green’ wood doesn’t burn, so if you are having a fire, please leave the trees alone - firewood is available to buy from the warden (see above for warden's hours on site). Scavenging for firewood is not allowed here, so please also leave the deadwood as it is - it's an important wildlife habitat.
Please use disposable BBQs with care and raise them to avoid scorching the ground.
Please note that the public consumption of alcohol is not allowed here.
- These rules have been agreed to protect this fragile area
and allow everyone to enjoy their visit. Thank you for respecting them.
More about Sallochy
Workplace in the woods
It was the third Duke of Montrose (1755–1836) who planted the east side of Loch Lomond with oakwoods. It is difficult to imagine today, but this tranquil forest was once an industrial site.
Every spring this area would be full of women and children coppicing trees and stripping their bark. Workers distilled pyroligneous acid from the wood, and used it to fix dyes in the great textile factories of the Vale of Leven.
Don Darach a’s t-Earrach
B’ e treas diùc Mhontròis (1755–1836) a sgeadaich taobh sear Loch Laomainn le coilltean-daraich. Gach earrach bhiodh an sgìre làn bhoireannach agus chloinn a’ gearradh air ais agus a’ rùsgadh nan craobh.
For more information about Sallochy, you can contact Cowal & Trossachs Forest District on 01877 382383 or email: cowal&trossachs@