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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

Bus

Provider: SPT Bus
Website: www.spt.co.uk
Route number: 309
Your nearest stop: Balmaha
Estimated distance: 3.5 miles

Train

Provider: Scotrail
Website: www.scotrail.com
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.

Here are a few ideas to get you started:

 

hillhouse- featureHill House
Visit one of Scotland's National Trust buildings. Originally owned by Charles Rennie Mackintosh who was a Scottish architect, designer and artist.


8 Upper Colquhoun Street, Helensburgh, Argyll, G84 9AJ
Tel: 01436 673900
Free Admission for National Trust Scotland Members


Geilston Garden - featureGeilston Garden
A delightful garden, typical of the small country estates on the banks of the Clyde purchased by merchants and industrialists in the 18th and 19th centuries.

Geilston Garden, Main Road, Cardross, Dumbarton, G82 5HD
Free Admission for National Trust Scotland Members
Opening times: 1 Apr to 31 Oct, daily 9.30 - 17.00


Dumbarton Castle - FeatureDumbarton Castle
Visit the history of Dumbarton Castle, great for a family day out visiting one of Scotland's landmarks.


Castle Road, Dumbarton, Dunbartonshire, G82 1JJ
Telephone: 01389 732 167


Mugdock Country ParkMugdock Country Park
Immerse yourself in history at Mugdock Country Park. Lots to offer for all ages, with play areas and orienteering experiences.


Mugdock Country Park, Craigallian Road, Nr. Milngavie, G62 8EL
Telephone: 0141 956 6100


Oak Tree InnThe Oak Tree Inn
Stop off at the Oak Tree Inn for a quick bite or a full meal on your adventure round the Loch.


Balmaha, Glasgow, Stirling, G63 0JQ
Telephone: 01360 870 357


Go COuntry - FeatureGo Country Adventure Park
There are lots of activities around the park, from fishing, orienteering, gorge walking, hill walking and much much more.



Telephone: 01877 387750 


Rowardennan HotelRowardennan Hotel Resturant
Visit Rowardennan Hotel that hosts two bars, beer garden and locally produced food.



Rowardennan Hotel, Rowardennan, G63 0AR
Telephone: 01360 870273


Loch KatrineLoch Katrine
Explore the beautiful landscapes along the Loch Katrine. From cruises to bicycle rides there are many ways to view the beautiful scenery of the Trossachs.


Trossachs Pier, Loch Katrine, Stirling, FK17 8HZ
Telephone: 01877 3763156



birds on perches at the loch lomond birds of prey centreBird of Prey Centre
Loch Lomond Bird of Prey Centre is located in the natural woodland. With purpose built housings, it is an ideal setting for nearly 40 Birds of Prey & Owls.



Ben Lomond Way, Balloch, West Dunbartonshire, G83 8QL


sting ray at sea lifeSea Life Aquarium
Explore an amazing underwater world and take a fascinating journey through 7 themed zones, including the Tropical Ocean Tunnel.


Loch Lomond Shores, Ben Lomond Way, Balloch,
West Dunbartonshire, G83 8QL



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

Phone bookings: 024 7798 6991
Cashel Campsite, Loch Lomond Cashel Rowardennan G63 0AW
01360 870234

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
Beautiful
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
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
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
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
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
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
Lorraine and David review of Cashel
Cashel is on the banks of Loch Lomond and all around you are views of Ben Lomond and other mountains. You will wake up to the most beautiful scenery. After checking in you can then go and choose your own pitch, so the earlier you get there the better the view. There are some seasonal residents on the site. The campsite is well looked after, with a small shop that is expensive, 2 shower blocks, water and waste points around the site. The west highland way goes right past the campsite,a walk to Balmaha is about 3 miles. Once in Balmaha you can have lunch at the The Old Oak inn or a drink to wet your whistle or you can take the water bus to Luss, this will cost ̴�10.50 for a return ticket for an Adult, great views out on Lock Lomond and then the lovely village of Luss to see. Cashel was a great site for relaxing and getting back to nature loved it and would go back.
Review by: Lorraine and
Kate & Glynn review of Cashel
The Site Wardens were extremley helpful and pleasant nothing was too much trouble and where very reasurring to new Tourers to the club and to camping.
Review by: Kate &
Dave and Linda review of Cashel
Its been 10 years since last at this campsite and I have to say its still as friendly and beautiful as ever! Visited the week after the May bank holiday which must have been a busy one as all of the bins were full! We had a really quiet week, friendly staff and other people staying on the site also dog friendly which is nice. Good weather helped make the week with a trip up Ben Lomond and cycling into Balmaha, evenings spent sat on the beach watching the sun set over the loch, so peaceful! Will definatley be heading back up there this year!:-)
Review by: Dave and
craig pope review of Cashel
1st time camping , was brilliant site , will be booking again next yr very friendly and spotless site
Review by: craig pope
craig review of Cashel
if the council would resuface the roads would be fantastic , real friendly people working there noting to much trouble , watch out for mossies :(
Review by: craig
Ray & Linda review of Cashel
Stayed on this site for 2 night, received a great welcome from the wardens whom were very helpful, pitched on a select pitch right by the shoreline, excellent views even in the rain! Great walking area, 2+ mile walk to local pub but worth it. Site facilities up to date very clean. Remote and quiet site well worth braving the access road
Review by: Ray &
Nigel & Katrina review of Cashel
Fantastic location on the shores of Loch Lomond. Make sure you have enough food and milk etc. The nearest 'normal' price shop is back at Balloch. The ones nearer are small local shops with prices to match. Fantastic for dog owners and keen walkers. Ben Lomond takes about 6 hours round trip. Some great walks just opposite the site though. Will definately be back. The facilities on site are limited, however, the toilet/shower block was very good.
Review by: Nigel &
steve review of Cashel
stayed here in April , had a great time only disappointment was after we had booked online arrived on site and was advised that caravan could not be sited on our select pitch with living area and tow bar facing loch , which wasn't stated on the online booking form so we had to pitch up on a premium pitch and weren't refunded the difference in cost . Best to phone before booking online
Review by: steve
Sensational views review of Cashel
We arrived of off a bumpy pot holed road into the site. The site is idyllic in woodland and we camped right onto the water with beautiful Views over the lake. We paid a little extra for this pitch but it was worth it. The showers and loos clean and warm. Impressed by the recycling rubbish centre. Disappointed with the grey waste disposal point as it was just about impossible to move the metal cover. Stayed two nights. Great walks for dogs including the walks in the natural woodland centre. Would stay again
Review by: Sensational views

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