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Sallochy Sallochy Bay, Glasgow G63 0AW Scotland
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Mark wrote a review Oct 2021
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Cannot recommend this site enough! Each of the campbays themselves hold stunning views of Loch Lomond and are easily accessible, with most being near the parking area and a few being just a short walk away (wheelbarrows are available to transport kit). The area has a number of great hiking trails and hills directly available including Ben Lomond, and all provide a variety of challenges to suit most hikers. The only draw back of the location is that you have to navigate around the full extent of the loch if you wish to head north or west as there are no connecting roads on the East side, which adds to any journey time should you wish to explore the west coastal areas. The staff were very friendly and bent over backwards to be helpful! Originally we booked for just 2 nights but decided to stay for 6 and one of the rangers,Sally, went out of her way to arrange for us to be able to keep the same camping bay, despite it already being booked out. Although basic, the sink and toilet areas were impeccably maintained. Even the firewood available was very well seasoned and burnt with very little smoke, which is also delivered directly to your camping bay by the rangers. Would definitely return!
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Voyager586429 wrote a review Sep 2021
18 contributions6 helpful votes
First time camping we are a family of five two adults three children (2,5,12). It was really easy and reasonable priced to book online and the ease of booking the fire pit and logs was great too. Email included all instructions to get there and to find out pitch. The site is well kept and I highly recommend it. The toilet and sink wash facilities were extremely clean could not fault them I read previous bad reviews but I think this is also down to how clean your fellow campers are at the time. The fact your right on the Loch is amazing and the children enjoyed exploring plus easy access to walks and trials. I would definitely return.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Catherine A wrote a review Sep 2021
6 contributions2 helpful votes
Where do I start??? Firstly the price is so good.. parking, camping, fire pit 20ish quid… you stay right on the lake with stunning views. The campsite is stunning and well kept… Access to lakes and walks all over the place. So easy to book and great communication with staff.. Carolann bent over backwards to make us happy… She made our stay extra special. Unfortunately we had a group of people who were loud and drinking and kept us all awake. Carolann dealt with this swiftly.. and professionally… even though the group were aggressive and confrontational.. Carolann was cool as a cucumber. She made sure that we were all happy.. and even left us a sweet note on our camping table.. with a little candle… wishing us a good night… And also gave us extra fire wood .. We cannot recommend this place highly enough and cannot wait to come back. Catherine and Dean.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Angela B wrote a review Aug 2021
Burscough, United Kingdom27 contributions6 helpful votes
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Loved it here . After wild camping last year at carrick Bay wanted to explore Loch lomond but not knowing the area , finding out we needed a permit in the area we were looking at , getting older and having 7 year old with us, decided to try sallochy.. for us it was wonderful. Spent a couple of days just chilling on the beach enjoying the gorgeous scenery ,swimming, going out on dinghy , bbqs , chilling round fire pit at night . Is a requirement to be quiet between 11pm and 7 pm and no alcohol zone ( as is all of East loch lomond) basic but clean and neat . Being used to festival toilets etc I thought the compost toilets here were fine , there's 2 separate sinks for pot washing and washing yourself but not hot water or showers but we don't mind cold water wash or heat it up anyway? Few bins , picnic benches . Pitch size was fine , ours was central under the trees looking out to the Loch, parked car behind us so dead easy to unload and set up camp, few minutes walk to toilets and beach few yards in front . Mostly had secluded beach to ourselves apart from few jet skis, boats and passers by ( all lovley ) .the wardens were absolutely lovley too . Thank you for helping to make it a great stay . If you want to party or have hot showers, free WiFi and to be close to restaurants shops etc don't bother. Read on another review that was too many families with young children and noisy but can't imagine how badly loud it could get when only 10 central and 10 lochside pitches for up to 4 man tent each and possibility 2 man I think and no group bookings and no camaraderie. We must have been lucky because our fellow campers were all just chilled and pleasant . We've made fabulous memories here and would definitely return 😀
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled
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MatthewJuly2021 wrote a review Jul 2021
5 contributions19 helpful votes
I have passed through Sallochy many times over the years walking the West Highland Way, and have stayed there three times, most recently in July 2021. Each time through, there have been fewer walkers and more families. Young families at least means "early bed" and the site was quiet by 11pm, but there was none of the camaraderie of other WHW sites. I camped in the central area where the pitches are adequate: There is grass, but it's a bit threadbare and the ground is hard. Tree roots made it difficult to get the pegs in. The loch-side pitches are shingle, and I would consider taking a separate groundsheet if pitching there. I did not have a view of the loch. I had a view of the ring of cars parked around the site. The site and nearby beach were frantically busy with children playing. Not so great for the walker at the end of a long day's hike who only wants to sit in peace and soak his tired feet in the water. The facilities are bare-bones basic. There are two composting toilets, and an outside double sink with potable water. The first time I camped there in 2020, the toilets were bearable, But by July 2021, they were getting rather full - it is not pleasant to see toilet paper, etc, so far up the pit. The pits should have been dug deeper - or emptied more often. I guess they weren't designed with the extra traffic of COVID Staycationers in mind. There is nowhere nearby to get a meal or a drink. Rowardennan is 3-4 miles north, and Balmaha 5 miles south. The price of £8 is quite high, considering that other WHW campsites outside the Loch Lomond area charge only slightly more for proper toilets and free hot showers. But the two nearest full-facility campsites are insisting on a two-night minimum booking at £20 per night, so this is really the only option for the budget-conscious walker who does not want to wild-camp. In summary, this is a terrible campsite for the walker on the West Highland Way. It is more suitable for "car campers" - young families who want to play at wild camping, while taking all the comforts of home with them. My advice to Walkers on the Way who are willing to wild camp: Try to get a £3 permit for the nearby no-facilities Lochan Maoil Dhuinne area. Wild camp south of Conic Hill or north of Rowardennan or Inversnaid. Or push through to Inverarnan, even though it makes for a long day. Camping at Sallochy has almost all the disadvantages of wild-camping - with none of the advantages.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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19annie89 wrote a review Jul 2021
Falkirk, United Kingdom13 contributions2 helpful votes
Great wee campsite. We prefer this one to the various campsites to choose from in this area because they provide fire pits, logs and kindling (for a charge). The site is by the loch side and has a lovely wee beach with amazing views across the Loch. No shower facilities but they do have composting toilets (eco friendly) and taps for water and washing dishes etc. We've been here a few times and will keep going back. Great wee base for hillwalking and exploring Balmaha and Rowardennan
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Samster13 wrote a review Jun 2021
Evesham, United Kingdom33 contributions
For the price to camp the facilities available at this site were poor to say the least. We may as well have wild camped! A chemical loo and an outside sink with only cold water...no nearby shops/ facilities. The view was good but that’s where the positive comments end I am afraid. Wouldn’t stay again 🙁
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Make sure you take lots of food and a means of cooking it! Nothing nearby and facilities are poor...
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BobScarlett wrote a review Jun 2021
Sunderland, United Kingdom192 contributions140 helpful votes
A fabulous campsite set in open woodland by the side of Loch Lomond. Pitches can be booked online 48 hours in advance of your arrival. Positives. The site is genuinely beautiful with secluded and well defined pitches. It fronts directly onto the Loch with a fine beach directly in front of the site. Good for swimming and small boat launching. Fire buckets and fuel are provided to campers for barbecues. It is situated about 2 miles from the start point of the track leading to the summit of Ben Lomond. The Lochside pitches are literally on the shore. Central pitches are no more than 50 yards from the shore. Tents only - no caravans or mobile homes. Reasonably priced. Negatives. Facilities are very basic - consisting of two earth closet toilets shared by up to 80 campers plus two sinks in the open. There are no shower blocks, electrical charging points, electrical hookups or WiFi. Lochside pitches are not directly accessible by car so you have to carry your gear there from the car park. There is warden onsite from 9am to 3:30pm but the site is otherwise unstaffed. The consumption of alcohol on site is forbidden. Would we come here again?. Sure we would. But probably not for more than two consecutive nights.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sallochy Campsite
Which popular attractions are close to Sallochy Campsite?
Nearby attractions include Loch Lomond Leisure Scotland (3.3 km), Luss Pier (3.3 km), and Inchcailloch (6.3 km).
What are some restaurants close to Sallochy Campsite?
Conveniently located restaurants include St Mocha Coffee Shop & Ice Cream Parlour, The Village Rest, and The Oak Tree Inn.
Are there any historical sites close to Sallochy Campsite?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Rob Roy's Grave (14.7 km), Maid of the Loch (13.1 km), and Balloch Steam Slipway (13.7 km).