Loch Lomond National Park camping remains off limits

Highland cattle and a tent that got away in the wind. Loch Lomond Park Authority

By Democrat reporter

Visitors have been warned Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park campsite and camping permit areas remain off limits, despite the easing of the five-mile travel limit.

The Scottish Government guidance is that there should be no camping in tents, where campers would have to rely on shared facilities.

Wild camping is also banned as numbers cannot be managed.

The national park aims to reopen both from 17 July and updates will be published on its website.

Gordon Watson, chief executive of the National Park Authority, said: “I know with the school holidays and many people’s original holiday plans having to be cancelled camping is an appealing alternative option.

“It is a fantastic way to enjoy the National Park and when the time is right we will welcome new and returning campers and will provide helpful information on how to enjoy camping safely and responsibly.

However now is not the time for that.”

National Park car parks and some toilets are opening from today.

But visitors are being reminded to take litter home and go somewhere quieter if car parks are too busy.

One comment

  1. Ah that’ll suit the money interests that own most of the National Park through off shore tax havens.

    Ditto the Queen’s Balmoral Estate that has just closed off the remote Bothies used by walkers as rough and ready, and sometimes weather emergency needed shelters.

    National Park, set up to serve, but serve who?

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