Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park has announced it has an official camping partner.
Leading UK outdoor equipment manufacturer, Vango, will work with Scotland’s first National Park to promote sustainable camping and support people from all backgrounds to enjoy camping there, in a three year partnership.
With some of the UK’s most stunning scenery including two National Nature Reserves – Loch Lomond & The Trossachs’ 720 mile National Park encompasses grand mountains, ancient forests, breath-taking glens, unique historic sites and spectacular lochs.
Over the three year partnership, Vango will provide sponsorship to the National Park Authority to support the promotion of responsible camping and to provide equipment for a camping kit library to be set up for groups of people who might not otherwise have access to camping equipment.
Camping is one of the most popular ways to enjoy the National Park and with more than 50% of Scotland’s population living within an hour’s drive, it provides fantastic opportunities for everyone to get out and try camping whether it’s wild camping for the first time or visiting a campsite with family and friends.
As well as the wide range of private campsites throughout the National Park, the Authority have opened two new campsites in the last two years at Loch Chon and Loch Achray in the Trossachs, offering a smaller, more natural camping experience in stunning locations but with the added comforts of set pitches, parking, water and toilets.
Whichever way people choose to camp, Vango will work with the National Park Authority to further promote responsible ways to camp in the National Park preserving it for generations to come.
Vango Marketing Director, Robert Birrell said: ‘With our roots based in Scotland and with a shared love of nature and passion for the great outdoors, a partnership with Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park was a natural fit.
‘Not only will our collaboration help to promote a more sustainable way of experiencing the National Park, but we also hope that it will get everyone, from all backgrounds and walks of life, camping, exploring and enjoying one of Scotland’s national treasures.’
Gordon Watson, chief executive of Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park Authority, said: ‘As Scotland’s first National Park, we want everyone to have the chance to experience, enjoy and embrace this special place and connect with nature. Camping is a fantastic way to do this so we are delighted to welcome Vango, a leading camping brand with strong local roots, on board as our official camping partner.
‘We’re looking forward to working together over the next three years to encourage people from all walks of life to enjoy the amazing experience of camping in the National Park and preserving it for future generations.’
Since 1966, Vango has a long heritage developing and designing cutting edge outdoor equipment, including pioneering new tents, rucksacks, awnings, furniture and camping accessories. Headquartered in Port Glasgow, Vango products are now available in over 30 countries.
To find out more about camping in Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park go to www.lochlomond-trossachs.org/camping