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Wild camping restrictions in Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park

New by-laws now restrict wild camping around Loch Lomond and in the Trossachs.

Restrictions have been put in place to limit wild camping in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park

The restrictions affect four popular areas between March and September, a permit will now be required for camping in these areas alternatively you could book a campsite pitch.

The national park authority said the restriction was designed to protect the area from antisocial behaviour, littering and campfires.

If you're heading to the area this summer, we've got a selection of alternative campsites for you.

Lomond Woods Holiday Park
Lomond Woods Holiday Park

Lomond Woods Holiday Park
A series of improvements over the last few years has made this one of the top parks in Scotland. Almost, but not quite, on the banks of Loch Lomond, this landscaped, well planned park is suitable for both transit or longer stays.

The Gart Caravan Park
Gart Caravan Park is situated within the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, just a mile from the centre of Callander. Surrounded by mature trees, this attractive, family run park is peaceful and spacious. 

Loch Tay Highland Lodges
Loch Tay Highland Lodges is situated in the central highlands on the shores of Loch Tay. Arguably one of the most beautiful areas of Scotland, it is surrounded by mountains, rivers and lochs yet still within easy driving distance of Edinburgh, Stirling and Glasgow.

Trossachs Holiday Park
Trossachs Holiday Park

Trossachs Holiday Park
Nestling on the side of a hill, three miles south of Aberfoyle, this is an excellent base for touring this famously beautiful area. Lochs Lomond, Ard, Venachar and others are within easy reach, as are the Queen Elizabeth Forest Park and, of course, the Trossachs. 

Argyll Caravan Park
This peaceful park, some two miles south of Inveraray and just a 90 minute drive from Glasgow, sits on the shores of Loch Fyne and is part of the Duke of Argyll’s Estate.

Read more on the BBC website or the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park website.

Find out more about Wild Camping.