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Message posted by Em9427/12/2021 at 10:51pm
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Has anyone camped around Loch Lomond in Scotland ? If so where did you stay ? I'm looking into tent camping there for five nights. Any experiences or recommendation welcome. I also heard midges are a bit of a problem there, how do you avoid getting eaten alive whilst camping ?
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It all depends on what you want regarding facilities and what you want to do. Do you want to do some walking or some touring in the area.
On the east side of Loch Lomond the CC&C club site is called Milarrochy and further along the road is the Camping in the Forest site called Cashel. Both are lochside sites with access to the water and much quieter with little traffic noise.
Hope you find something that suits your needs.

Message posted by Fiona W via mobile 28/12/2021 at 10:13am
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Check the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park website for camping information. There have been so many problems with camping of all types (dirty camping, burning wood cut off trees, littering, abandoned kit etc) that there are some areas where itís just not allowed, others where it is but you need a permit etc. The website says where you can pitch a tent off grid.
Thereís probably advice on the West Highland Way which goes up the east side, people walk that carrying all their gear.
For sites, check the UKCS Site Search for others in addition to the 2 that WeeAID has mentioned: the directory entries will say when theyíre open.
Plenty of threads about the midges and yes, they can be brutal in the evening beside water if thereís no breeze. Stock up on your favourite insect repellent, carry antihistamine cream and enough antihistamine tablets for the trip. Take a midge hood. There again, they might not bother you at all.

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I have my eye on a site called Glenloin House at Arrochar which is actually on Loch Long, but not far from Loch Lomond.Cheaper than the others, not sure if it takes tents though.

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Glenloin does accept tents

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Message posted by Fiona W via mobile 28/12/2021 at 10:42am
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Quote: Originally posted by Mrs. Bonce on 28/12/2021
I have my eye on a site called Glenloin House at Arrochar which is actually on Loch Long, but not far from Loch Lomond.Cheaper than the others, not sure if it takes tents though.



The directory says it does take tents. But itís not nearly as scenic as the Loch Lomond sites because thereís a busy main road between you & Loch Long, rather than being able to sit by lapping water of Loch Lomond. (Same midges though!) Good for hill walking, youíre looking over to The Cobbler.
The OP hasnít said how theyíre getting to where theyíll be camping - Loch Long isnít far from Loch Lomond in a car but itís a steep up & down between the two if youíre on a bike, and youíre still on the busy west side of Loch Lomond. Quite a trek by whatever means to the quiet east side, unless you get one of the wee boats across.
There used to be more sites on Loch Long but sadly for us the Forestry one went over to lodges & cabins, and the C&CC site lease wasnít renewed.

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We are only staying for a couple of nights en route.

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Message posted by Fiona W via mobile 28/12/2021 at 5:38pm
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Quote: Originally posted by Mrs. Bonce on 28/12/2021
We are only staying for a couple of nights en route.


Catch your breath before tackling The Rest & Be Thankful.


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Been over there before Fiona. This is just part of our hopefully long trip.

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We stayed at the cc&c club site in millarocchy sorry about spelling. The site dies take tents. Is very clean and tidy. Staff were excellent. Site right on the loch itself. This was our first visit ti scotland and lived it. Midges were a problem for some people

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Message posted by heath6307/1/2022 at 10:27pm
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Ive stayed at Millarochy camping and caravan club site. Lovely site.

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Message posted by Fiona W via mobile 08/1/2022 at 10:55am
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The OP hasnít come back. Posted elsewhere about sleeping bags for Loch Lomond and also about midges on the NC500. So I assume theyíre travelling in a vehicle or on a motorbike, but may just be passing through in which case the east side is a bit of a long detour.
I like the site at Cashel, just up from Millarochy: less regimented. The Site at Luss that was C&CC is now back with Luss Estates, but itís quite noisy by the main road.

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2022 = 8 sites, 22 nights. 2021 = 11 / 29. 2020 = 4 / 20. 2019 = 13 / 35. 2018 = 20 / 33. 2017 = 10 / 22. 2016 = 19 / 33. 2015 = 15 sites / 27 nights. Didn't count 1976 to 2014.


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