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Cashel Campsite, Queen Elizabeth Forest Park, Scotland

There can be no more captivating place than Loch Lomond in the early morning; majestic mountains sweeping down to the gentle lake shore, surrounded by the perfection of the Trossachs National Park. This is a very special place that touches the hearts of all who visit.

Cashel is an open campsite located right on the shores of the famous Loch Lomond with unrivalled views of the peaceful loch and lush surroundings of the Queen Elizabeth Forest Park. The campsite provides ultimate seclusion, and is very popular with campers looking for peace and harmony, wrapped up in nature’s best.

The woods, mountains, lochs and coasts of this area are rich in wildlife and if you are lucky, you may spot one of the many native animals from the comfort of your tent including otters, osprey, water vole, deer, red squirrel or the visually and vocally impressive capercaillie.

There are plenty of activities available at the campsite and campers can launch their boats directly from the site, or rent a boat nearby, to explore the many islands located the length and breadth of the famous waterway. In addition, there are numerous enchanting footpaths in and around the site, with the West Highland Way passing the entrance. For the more adventurous, the distinctive mountain of Ben Lomond is nearby providing endless exploration for the more active camper. There is also a small children’s playground for our younger campers.

Balmaha is just three miles away and offers a traditional village pub as well as a boat yard which has boats for hire as well as fishing trips and cruises available. Nearby attractions include Go Ape! and Loch Lomond Shores at Balloch, which has its own Sealife Centre.

There is a shop on site which offers takeaway coffee and provides essentials for campers. Dogs are welcome and there is a dedicated dog shower, as well as toilet and shower blocks.

Please note during the summer months there are midges on this campsite, click here for more information.

Pitch types at Cashel

There are 168 pitches at Cashel, made up of standard, premium, and select pitch types. Cashel also offer Caravan Storage. Find out what facilities are available at each campsite.

*All pitch prices are prices from.

The Select pitches at Cashel are all hardstanding.

Campsite pricing and seasons 2014

Low season Mid season High season Bank Holiday
Minimum pre-book stay (nights)
1 1 2 2
Low season Mid season High season Bank Holiday
Pitch price per night x 2 adults
Standard (basic grass pitch) Prices from
£13.50 £17.50 £22.50 £25.00
Select Pitch Prices from
£8.00 £8.00 £8.50 £8.50
Premium Pitch Prices from
£5.00 £5.00 £5.50 £5.50
XL Pitches Prices from
£4.00 £5.00 £10.00 £11.00
Low season Mid season High season Bank Holiday
Pitch Supplements per night
Extra adult supplement Prices from
£4.00 £5.50 £7.00 £8.00
Extra child supplement Prices from
£2.00 £2.50 £3.50 £4.00
Family Deals (max 6 occ)
£16.00 £20.50 £26.50 £30.00
Low season Mid season High season Bank Holiday
Discounts
Family Discounts
Y Y Y Y
Single Campers
Y Y Y n/a
Mid Week Discount
Y Y Y n/a
Camping and Caravanning Club Members Discount (15%)
Y Y Y Y
Backpacker Rate (50%)
Y Y Y n/a

All pitch prices above are prices from.

Seasons - for season dates click here

Age Concession - Campers aged 60+ can benefit from 20% discount off the standard pitch price on all sites in low and mid season and all sites except Glenmore in high season midweek. ACR is available at high season weekends at Denny Wood, Bracelands, Ocknell, Matley Wood, Longbeech. Pitch Upgrades are available. Weekend ACR discounts in high season are available at Holmsley, Postern Hill, Cobleland and Setthorns on grass only pitches. Upgrades are available without discount.

XL Units - Any caravan or motorhome exceeding 28.2ft (7.95m) or any tent, inclusive of guy ropes, that exceeds 5m x 8m.

Pitch Extras – Extra adults now will be charged at 33% of the pitch fee, with children being charged at 16% of the pitch fee. This will be rounded to the nearest 50p.

Extras – Visitors per person: £2.00, Visitors cars: £3.00, Pitch Extras £5.00, Gazebos £10.00.

Family Discount – This is now a set price and applicable for members and non-members. Cannot be combined using the ACR discount.

Single Camper Discount – 20% discount off standard rates during Low and High season. 25% discount off standard rates during Mid-Season.

Camping and Caravanning Club Members Discount – 15% off per pitch/per night.

Backpacker rate – 50% discount off standard rates during Low and Mid-season. 25% discount off standard rates during High season. Not Applicable for Bank Holiday dates.

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Cashel Campsite

Rowardennan G63 0AW Tel:01360 870234

Season opening

1 March - 27 October

Grid Ref: OS56 395940