The wild natural beauty of Loch Lomond is the perfect setting for outdoor adventure.
Camping in Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park allows you to embrace one of the most beloved parts of Scotland, which spreads across the Southern Highlands as the fourth-largest national park in Britain. Under an hour’s drive north of Glasgow and a gateway to more Scottish Highlands landscapes, the park’s hills, valleys, and lochs form the perfect canvas for an accessible rural retreat surrounded by mountains, forest, and charming villages. Loch Lomond is a magnet for outdoor adventurers, who can enjoy the likes of guided fishing trips around the loch and its rivers, or take in the surroundings on foot by following a wide network of hiking trails featuring the popular West Highland Way. Whether you want to take a relaxed ramble along the shore, cruise the waters, or pitch a tent on a tiny island, you’ll find plenty of ways to explore, and setting up camp—whether at a designated site or in the wild—is the best way to immerse yourself.
The long hours of daylight and promise of fine weather makes May through September the most popular time of year to visit Loch Lomond. The area does get crowded with tourists in summer, however, especially in July and August, so be sure to make bookings in advance. To avoid crowds while still enjoying mild but cool conditions, September or October is a good option with the additional benefit of seeing the shores of Loch Lomond covered in autumn colours and blooming heather.
Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park welcomes visitors of all ages, so it’s perfect for bringing the kids along on a family camping holiday. They won't be bored either, as the national park and its lochs are packed with activities. Whether it's admiring the surrounding nature, getting out on the expansive waters, or going on a family day out to an adventure course, there's a great deal here to keep the kids occupied at Loch Lomond.