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We could simply say our Cashel campsite sits on the shores of Loch Lomond – but it does so much more than that.
Located in an idyllic spot on the east side of Loch Lomond, Cashel campsite enjoys stunning views across the tranquil waters, incorporating Luss to the west and the mountains that lay either side as well as the surrounding Queen Elizabeth Forest Park.

Cashel campsite offers the key to all that Scotland has become synonymous with: beautifully wild, diverse landscapes, highland views, forests and of course, Lochs.
And, as an open campsite, stay at Cashel and you’ll have unrivalled access to it all.

With direct access to Loch Lomond, campers can launch their boats straight from site or rent a boat nearby, and explore the loch's many islands. 

The West Highland Way passes the entrance to the site, whilst the 974 metre tall Ben Lomond stands in wait at less than two hours away. Even more walking opportunities are offered this side of the loch with the Queen Elizabeth and Rowardennan Forest close by. Beyond that, you’re in the Trossachs, so your next challenge is never far away.

There are many attractions close to our Cashel campsite : Go Country, around a 40 minute drive away, offers a huge range of outdoor activities including cliff jumping, archery, kayaking, orienteering and clay pigeon shooting to name a few.

Everyone should experience Cashel at least once, but we think you will want to come back again and again. Book your camping holiday at Cashel today and you'll see why. 

Facilities available at Cashel Campsite, Loch Lomond

Dogs are more than welcome on site. Facilities include a shop, toilets, showers, a children’s play area, fishing spots, dishwashing, laundry facilities and more.

Directions to Cashel

From the South

  • Take the M8 to Glasgow and follow signs for Greenock.
  • Take junction 30 on to the M898 Erskin bridge, and follow signs for the A82 Dunbarton,Loch Lomand, Trossachs.
  • At the 4th roundabout (Balloch) follow the A811 for Stirling. At Drymen take the B837 to Balmaha Rowardennan. (Please take care as there is a very bad road surface and immediately after the harbour in Balmaha there is a very sharp right hand corner with a very steep uphill slope).
  • Cashel is situated on the left 3 miles after Balmaha (1 mile past Milarrochy bay).

From the North West


  • Take the A82 South from Crianlarich through Tarbut towards Alexandria.
  • At the roundabout take the A811 towards Stirling.
  • At Drymen take the B837 to Balmaha Rowardennan. (Please take care as there is a very bad road surface and immediately after the harbour in Balmaha there is a very sharp right hand corner with a very steep uphill slope).
  • Cashel is situated on the left 3 miles after Balmaha (1 mile past Milarrochy bay).

From the East and North East


  • Take the M9 to Stirling junction 10 and follow signs for the A811 Erskin Bridge into Drymen.
  • At Drymen take the B837 to Balmaha Rowardennan. (Please take care as there is a very bad road surface and immediately after the harbour in Balmaha there is a very sharp right hand corner with a very steep uphill slope).
  • Cashel is situated on the left 3 miles after Balmaha (1 mile past Milarrochy bay).

Public Transport at Cashel


Provider: SPT Bus
Route number: 309
Your nearest stop: Balmaha
Estimated distance: 3.5 miles


Provider: Scotrail
Nearest station: Balloch
Estimated distance: 15 miles

Trains leave from Glasgow Queen Street Station to Balloch every half hour and the journey time is 30 minutes. Balloch is the end of the line.  

At Balloch change to the bus (309)

There is also a bus from Glasgow Buchanan Street to Drymen. 

Our Cashel campsite is set within a truly stunning area of Scotland – Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. With such a great location comes a whole host of outdoor activities and plenty more things to see and do.

You can find a few ideas below, or visit this page for even more things to do in Loch Lomond, including some walking routes for you to try.

Sea Life Loch Lomond Aquarium
Loch Lomond Bird of Prey Centre

Prices From
£13.50 per night (Two Adults)

At a Glance

  • Toilets and showers available
  • 168 pitches
  • Hardstanding and electric hook up available
  • Pets welcome
  • West Highland Way passes the site entrance
  • Open 1st March - 26th October
  • View our pricing guide

Contact Details

Cashel Campsite, Loch Lomond Cashel Rowardennan G63 0AW
01360 870234
Backpackers beware
Stayed at Cashel on Thursday 29th May my friend and I were charged nearly ?15 pounds each for backpacking the reason given was it is a bank holiday week, that is more than double anywhere else on the West Highland Way, we were also told we had been given a discount !wouldnt like to think what the full cost is on thursday !.Stay at Milarrochy Bay nearby they allways have room for backpackers and dont overcharge, we saw many many backpackers enquire at Cashel and leave, only six backpackers stayed the site was very low on numbers and i`m not surprised
Review by: Gerry Beaty
Great weekend fun - Spoiled by site staff
Great location and views however some staff are unbelievably rude. On arrival at this site, as I walked to the toilet block with my 3 children, one of the staff shouted 'Are you staying here?' Surprised, I answered yes, he then questioned my 2 teenage children so I had to reassure him we were together. On seeing we needed a code, I asked the woman in the shop. Again I had to prove we were staying at the site, she then rather aggresively and reluctantly gave the code. I was taken aback by her rudeness however had to get my 4 year old to the toilet. This woman had absolutely no regard for guests whatsover. Following this, another staff member complained that a small pop up tent (pre booked) had to be 6 meters away and 'better' get a ticket on it. A debate then ensued about whether we could keep the tent next to us. Finally it was deemed 'ok' as long as just one child slept in it. Felt more like a Siberian war camp. Note to Forestry Commission, get your staff trained in customer service.
Review by: Felix Criado
I will never camp here again thanks to the aggressive rude site staff.
Booked to stay at Cashel last September with a camper van. We arrived at 7.30pm on a wet Sunday evening to be told we would not be allowed to enter the campsite as it was after dusk! The warden was extremely rude & suggested we park on the roadside for the night, refusing to give any refund! I reported this back to Camping Forest on my return home & demanded a refund.The Camping Forest rep whom I spoke to on the phone assured me that these staff would be spoken to. From the recent reviews it appears these two are still in residence & still rude & unhelpful. Do yourself a favour and stay well away from this place.
Review by: Nor Ri
camping weekend
Just back from my second camping weekend at cashel campsite. lovely views nice little play park and good secure facility for the boat. The staff i dealt with where all very helpfull and friendly. Myself, partner and son plan on making our trips to cashel campsite an annual one.
Review by: heather Berry
Great base for family camping
Found this campsite following some searching for a scenic location, which allowed some commuting into Glasgow for the Commonwealth Games. This was a spectacular choice. Lovely location on the Loch side, really friendly staff and some great facilities especially for travellers with young children with the family shower room provision. Pitches were well spread and midge count was lower than expected. Would definitely return
Review by: James Brown
Turned away
I took my kayak and mountain bike to Loch Lomond but was turned away from this campsite because my VW van was classed as a commercial vehicle even though it had obviously been converted to a camper (not enough windows). Also informed that I was not allowed to park on the road over night because of a local bylaw. Other campsite down the road did not allow campervans at all. Wasted trip!
Review by: Ben C
Amazing place
Just arrived home after staying at Cashel for 2 weeks, we had originally booked for 1 week but liked it so much we added another week. all i can say about the site is simple fantastic. The Toilet and shower block was immaculately clean, the staff were very friendly and helpful, and the views were to die for simple breathtaking. And there was plenty to do locally all types of walks through amazing woodland, and a couple of very good local pubs a short distance away. Cant wait to visit there again.
Review by: John Fox
Just back from a short camping break at cashel, family had a fab time, campsite and facilities are clean and tidy, The staff are really helpful and friendly. Will be back next year.
Review by: Lynne Wylie
Stunning location.
We recently booked 4 nights at Cashel in our motor home to celebrate my birthday,site is spotless,the wardens could not have been more helpful,as we are novices and had only recently brought the motor home,they answered our questions,also very helpful with local amenities,the scenery was stunning. we moved on as planned further north to Glencoe,we then decided rather then head home we would return to Cashel for a further 3 nights,again we were made very welcome.Would highly recommend this beautiful site.We look forward to returning in the spring!
Review by: Sue Brown
Worst campground ever
I stayed in many campgrounds, but for the very first time I was rejected because supposedly too late to register a single trek tent at 7pm... despite that the campground was almost empty. We were asked to promptly move from the fence to allow a caravan to enter the campground, because They had registered before arrival. First and last time in Loch Lomond! I strongly recommand Lake District NP which is far more beautiful and where wild camping is authorized!
Review by: Loïc Dohet

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