Campsites near Balloch

The gateway to Loch Lomond, Balloch is the perfect base for outdoor adventurers.

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12 top campsites near Balloch

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West Highland Way Hotel & Campsite

46 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents10 acres · Glasgow, Lanarkshire, South Scotland
A welcoming campsite on the West Highland Way
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Loch Katrine Eco Camping

22 units · Glamping, Motorhomes1 acre · Stirling and Falkirk, Central Scotland
Loch-side sleeping and exploring in one of Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park's most historic locations
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Cobleland Campsite Limited

1 unit · Glamping7 acres · Gartmore, Scotland
Cobleland campsite sits on the banks of the River Forth in Queen Elizabeth Forest Park, just 13 miles from Ben Lomond. Not only is it a remarkably natural site, Cobleland is also a treasure trove of outdoor pursuits. You'll be hard-pushed to find a more beautiful setting for your camping holiday than at Cobleland campsite with its well-tended pitches and truly serene, idyllic countryside atmosphere.
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Culdees Castle Estate Glamping

5 units · Glamping, Motorhomes17 acres · Perthshire , Scotland
Luxury woodland cabins, each with a private hot tub, in the grounds of a Scottish castle
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Loch Lomond Sunset Glamping Pod

1 unit · Glamping2 acres · Croftamie, Scotland
Settled in the idyllic area with unrestricted panoramic views over the Arrochar Alps, Loch Lomond Sunset Glamping Pod is set in charming grounds to the west of the popular small village of Croftamie. It has a wonderful situation with some outstanding views, over fields, towards the dramatic enveloping peaks of the Arrochar Alps and Ben Lomond. The perfect getaway for a romantic stay or honeymoon retreat or simply for exploring the wonders of the countryside and beauty of the local nature. Enjoying a snug open-plan studio layout, Loch Lomond Sunset Glamping Pod has everything you need for a countryside break full of outdoor adventures. The kitchenette is compact yet well-stocked with all the essential appliances with an electric hob, microwave and fridge being all you need to wine and dine. To the rear of the pod is the snug double bed with fresh & crispy bedlinen, cosy blankets for indoor and outdoor use (extra ones in a wooden box in front of the bed), and under-bed storage for your clothing. Compact, yet sleek bathroom equipped with a toilet, basin and an electric shower. The Pod is equipped with a Smart TV, a mini–Portable Bluetooth Speaker along with excellent Wi-Fi so you can stay connected. LED lights inside and outside the pod including decking lights. Outside of the pod, head out for a relaxing dip in the hot tub and soak up the stunning scenery before going back inside and climbing into cosy bed and watching your favourite series on Netflix. With a decking area providing a stunning view of the mountains, ofuro style hot tub and gazebo sitting area with firepit & BBQ Grill, this charming rural retreat for two, Loch Lomond Sunset Glamping Pod is offering a peaceful romantic escape. Dog friendly Not suitable for children Loch Lomond Sunset Pod lies just to the west of Croftamie Village and is only a couple of miles south of Drymen. The Sunset Pod is within a National Scenic Area and The Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Scotland’s first National Park. It is surrounded by rolling Stirlingshire countryside and hills and is approached via its long private, and gated, drive off a quiet country road. When you reach the pod, on the left side of the front door there is a key safe box (details will be sent on your booking) for self-check-in, just put the code in to access the keys to the pod and enjoy your stay admiring amazing mountains views. And if you are lucky, a deer may pay you a surprising visit. If you are a smoker, we kindly ask you to only smoke outside of the glamping pod within the gazebo area, where an ashtray is provided.
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The Nest at Loch Lomond

1 unit · Glamping5 acres · Stirling and Falkirk, Central Scotland
This modern space can sleep up to 4. The Nest sits at the top of a 5 acre field. It has a full kitchen, smart TV and dining area. Views overlooking Loch Lomond. We are the perfect base for your adventures- so many hiking and mountain biking routes directly from The Nest. Covered veranda with outdoor seating with Bluetooth surround sound to enjoy your sundowners!
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Craigmarloch Lodge

1 unit · Glamping1 acre · Glasgow, Scotland
A high-end glamping cabin with a hot tub on the edge of the Highlands
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The Charcoal Huts - Isle of Bute

2 units · Glamping8 acres · Scotland
Our Huts are located within the Moss Wood area of Bute Forest - a mixed birch and alder wood that extends up the hillside to the west of the A886 that connects the Rhubodach Ferry to Port Bannatyne and Rothesay. Moss Wood has a range of facilities. Park on the shore-side where the coast can be enjoyed or at the main entrance, and take a walk up through Moss Wood along the Poetry Trail. A steep walk in places, the Poetry Trail is a loop punctuated with places to stop and read, to stop and think. Read nature poetry from throughout the ages, stop at the Blether Stane, or taking the spur to the Viewing Point back south across the Kyles. Moss Wood connects to the West Island Way – take the Poetry Trail and the spur to the Viewing Point – and then take the Stag’s Trod further up (steeply) till you reach the West Island Way. From there, head south towards Port Bannatyne or north along the boundary of the Community Forest. From the viewing point, you can also explore interesting heritage features such as the old WW2 bunker, kayak shelter, Balnakailly settlement, and the SSSI oak woodland.
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The Snug at Logie Farm

1 unit · Glamping1 acre · Falkland, Fife, Central Scotland
Luxury glamping pods with all mod cons, with an elevated position overlooking the River Tay.
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Cleghorn Farm

11 units · Glamping, Tents250 acres · Lanark, Scotland
*PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ARE ONLY OPEN FOR WEEKEND BOOKINGS FOR CAMPING. THE CABIN IS AVAILABLE FOR MIDWEEK BOOKINGS* Cleghorn Farm is a mixed farm just north east of the market town of Lanark. Comprised of 250 acres of fields and woodland and bounded to the south by Mouse Water, it is a beautiful spot to get away from it all without having to leave it all behind if you don't want to. The fields are grazed and cultivated but the woodlands are much as they were at the end of the last ice age with spectacular walks along Cleghorn Glen with the chance to see badgers, bats, deer and all manner of birds among the towering pine and beech trees. The Mouse Water (pronounced moose) tumbles down along the edge of the farm and has some glorious pools for swimming, shallows for paddling and some spectacular water falls before it joins the River Clyde.
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Ayrshire Airstream

1 unit · Glamping5 acres · Irvine, Scotland
A seriously comfortable 1978 Airstream, complete with a hot tub, fire pit and its own bar.
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£190
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Pirnie Lodge Farm

3 units · Glamping8 acres · Slamannan, Scotland
Lodges with hot tubs in peaceful countryside near Falkirk
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Campsites near Balloch guide

Overview

Lying on the southwest shores of Loch Lomond, the pretty village of Balloch is generally considered the main gateway to Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park thanks to its convenient road and rail links to Glasgow. Those who linger a while in the village can take advantage of the amenities on offer at Loch Lomond Shores, from boat trips to a children’s playpark and bird of prey center, and will be within easy reach of the park’s attractions and opportunities for outdoor adventure, including hiking, kayaking, sailing, mountain biking and wildlife spotting. 

Where to go

In Balloch

One of the most popular visitor activities in Balloch is taking a trip on the loch aboard the restored paddle steamer, the Maid of the Loch, from Balloch Pier. A 10-minute walk from the pier, Lomond Woods Holiday Park has touring pitches, as well as a selection of glamping pods and static caravans (including one with a hot tub).

Luss

Less than 15 minutes north of Balloch, Luss is a beautiful village with a long sandy beach and another main gateway into Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. Just outside the village, Luss Caravan and Campsite is set on the western banks of Loch Lomond and offers pitches with a view for tents and tourers.

Balmaha

Further up the loch from Balloch, Balmaha has a good visitor centre and is another typical departure point for cruises on the loch. The long-distance West Highland Way walking route passes nearby. Just north of the village, Milarrochy Bay Camping and Caravanning Club Site enjoys a tranquil setting and pitches for tents and tourers.

Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park

Heading deeper into the National Park, you’ll find a variety of campsites in the park, including the basic campground on Inchcailloch island on Loch Lomond, accessed by boat from Balmaha. It’s one of the few places in Scotland with restrictions on wild camping: in some areas campers are restricted to designated sites where permits are required from March through September.

When to go

For long and often sunny days, May through September is usually thought to be the best period to visit the Loch Lomond area. However, as one of Scotland’s top attractions and easily accessible, the area can get very crowded with tourists in summer, especially in July and August. September and October are very appealing months to visit as most of the large crowds will have gone and the landscape is covered in rich autumnal colurs and blooming purple heather.

Know before you go

  • Be sure to adhere to the Scottish Outdoor Access Code while visiting the area, and, if planning to wild camp, check for restrictions ahead of time.
  • Balloch is within easy reach of Glasgow. Driving and travellling by train typically takes around 40 minutes.
  • Biting midges are a common nuisance in the summer. It’s a good idea to wear long sleeves and bring repellent.

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