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Cobleland campsite sits on the banks of the River Forth in Queen Elizabeth Forest Park, just 13 miles from Ben Lomond. Not only is it a remarkably natural site, Cobleland is also a treasure trove of outdoor pursuits.
You'll be hard pushed to find a more beautiful setting for your camping holiday than at Cobleland campsite with its well-tended pitches and truly serene, idyllic countryside atmosphere.

Oak trees tower above the 126 pitches, whilst the River Forth flows calmly by the edge of the site. Turn your back to the river and you’ll be looking deep into Loch Ard Forest, part of the larger Queen Elizabeth Forest. Take off into the woodlands straight from the site and you'll have miles of stunning forest walks at your feet.

The picturesque nature of this site isn’t its only attraction, though. The site offers a unique position in the Trossachs National Park, close to many of the area’s most challenging attractions, beautiful views and most popular towns and cities. This makes for the impeccable combination of activity packed days and a peaceful retreat in the evening.

With its positioning in the Trossachs National park, Cobleland offers close proximity to a number of outdoor pursuits.

The magnificent Ben Lomond is just 13 miles away, with its views across Loch Lomond and the forests beyond. Its (only slightly) smaller cousins, such as Ben Venue with its two peaks and views across four lochs, are also closeby.

The less challenging Highland Boundary Fault Trail, which starts at The Lodge Forest Visitor Centre in Aberfoyle, offers fantastic views of the forest and waterfalls along its route.

Other attractions include Loch Lomond Shores, a shopping area at the end of Loch Lomond, Dumbarton Castle and outdoor activities centre, Go Country.

For a holiday that takes in the very essence of Scotland’s outdoors, visit Cobleland, book today. 

Facilities available at Cobleland Campsite, The Trossachs

On-site facilities at Cobleland include toilets, showers, dishwashing and laundry facilities, a children’s play area and more.

Directions to Cobleland

From Glasgow

  • Coming from Glasgow on the A81 you will pass through Ballat Cross.
  • Stay on this road toward Aberfoyle.
  • Ignore the first sign for Gartmore on the left (Across from the Trossachs Holiday Park).
  • After approximately one mile you will see the sign for Gartmore & Cobleland Campsite on the left.

Journey time Approx 40 minutes.

From Stirling

Recommended for larger vehicles.

  • Take the A811 to Ballat Cross.
  • Turn right onto the A81 toward Aberfoyle.Stay on this road.
  • Ignoring the first sign for Gartmore on the left (across from the Trossachs Holiday Park) and travel for approximately 1 mile.
  • You will then see the sign for Gartmore & Cobleland Campsite on the left.
  • Journey time Approx 30 minutes.


  • Leave Stirling on the A84 following signs for The Trossachs.
  • Come off to the left onto the A873 just past the Blair Drummond Safari Park following signs for Aberfoyle & Thornhill.
  • Drive through Thornhill and travel as far as the roundabout outside the Village of Aberfoyle where you will see the Robroy Motel.
  • Turn left at this roundabout onto the A81.
  • Follow the road for approximately one mile, then turn right at the sign for Gartmore & Cobleland.
  • Follow this road a short distance you will see the site when you cross the Bridge.

Journey time Approx 30 minutes.

Please note for sat navs:

Use postcode FK8 3RR

Coming from Glasgow some Sat Navs will direct you to Gartmore Village, please ignore this and continue for approx.1 mile until you see a sign for Gartmore & Cobleland Site on the left take this road to the site.

For Backpackers

If you are travelling without a vehicle First Bus Company operate a service both from Stirling & Glasgow.

  • From Stirling the Bus Service is C11 from the Bus station near the Railway Station.
  • From Glasgow take the bus from Buchannan Street Bus Station. You will change bus at Balfron.

Please note there is a limited service to Aberfoyle. The bus from Stirling & Glasgow passes the campsite - just ask the driver to drop you at the entrance to Cobleland Campsite.

Please note that the DRT Service has been cancelled.

You can find out bus times and local transport information using the telephone number below.

First Bus: 0870 872 7271 for updates of bus times

Our Cobleland 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 activities and plenty of 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.

Ranger-Activity-CobelandNature Inspired Ranger Activities 

Every Saturday & Sunday in August with activities including Animal Tracking, Raft Racing, Elf Houses and Wild Games.


 Climbing - go country
Experience beautiful scenery and jaw-dropping heights with activity centres like Go Ape, Go CountrySegway Safari and AAA Action Adventure.

forestry lodge visitor centreFood & Drink
The Forestry Lodge Visitor Centre offers hot drinks and food, which is perfect after those long strolls in the woods or after an adrenaline day out at Go Ape. 

Balmaha's Braw (Shutterstock, viki2win)Events 
Balmaha's Braw Weekend 2016 is taking place in early October, just a 20 minute drive from the campsite. Providing family fun for all, plenty of food and drink choices, and activities from the RSPB, The National Trust for Scotland & Loch Lomond National Park. 

The Callander Jazz and Blues Festival 2016 is taking place from late September and promises a long weekend of talented musicians. 

Loch Lomond Sea Life CentreWildlife
For the animal lovers out there the campsite is close to Blair Drummond Safari Park , Sea Life Loch Lomond Aquarium or Loch Lomond Bird of Prey Centre; or if you fancy something a little more relaxing why not try out Pony Trekking at Castle Rednock. 

Loch KatrineLocal History 
The history of Scotland is at your fingertips with Stirling Castle and The Wallance Monument; or take to the waters on Sir Walter Scott Steamboat ride along the Loch Katrine.

 For Rainy Days


The-forestry-lodgeThe Forestry Lodge, Aberfoyle
The Forestry Lodge is great for everyone. Whether you’d like to do a little or a lot, you’ll find the perfect option after a trip to the visitor centre.

Address: Duke’s Pass, Aberfoyle, FK83SX
Telephone: 03000676615

The Peak Leisure Centre, Stirling
Head indoors, out of the rain and hang up your wet coats for a day of fun for all ages.

Address: The Peak, Stirling Sports Village, Forthside Way, FK8 1QZ
Tel: 01786273555

Prices From
£14.20 per night (Two Adults)

At a Glance

  • Toilets and showers available
  • 126 pitches
  • Hardstanding available
  • River Forth runs along side the site and is popular for fishing
  • Aberfoyle and Stirling nearby
  • Open 17th March - 24th October
  • View our pricing guide and seasonal dates

Contact Details

Phone bookings: 024 7642 3008
Cobleland Campsite, The Trossachs Station Road Gartmore FK8 3RR
01877 382392

Wish we'd spent longer here
Stayed at Coblesland for a couple of days just before Easter - wish we'd spent longer here. Unfortunately the weather gods had not been good to us and we arrived in the midst of torrential rain, sleet and high winds. Lesley (very wisely) had moved us from the grass pitch we had originally booked to an elevated hard standing pitch but this gave us views over the river and on to the hills beyond. The site facilities are clean and clearly well maintained and cared for. The walks which extend for over 20 miles through the national park start at the campsite itself and there were lots of potential cycling opportunities too. Unfortunately the poor weather rather dissuaded us these activities but we did explore the area round Aberfoyle and the David Marshall Lodge during breaks in the weather. Loch Lomond, Stirling and Blair Drummond all within easy reach too. Ate at the Black Bull Hotel in Gartmore one evening. Menu limited but food excellent and well priced. Gartmore also has village shop. Larger Coop in Aberfoyle. Site managers were great. We had a problem with our van jockey-wheel which being new to caravanning caused us some concern as we were unsure how to fix it. Had a word with Lesley who contacted Graham who came up and sorted things out for us. And we got a big wave as we finally set off en route to our next site. Thanks to both of you. We'll certainly be back to explore more Lesley Graham
Review by: Andrew Ronald
Great site in a beautiful setting. Nice and quiet now that school holidays are over. Very welcoming and friendly. Dog friendly with great walks from the site. Showers/toilets/washing up facilities are spotless. Easy access to Stirling, Callandar, Drymen, etc. Good eating places in Aberfoyle
Review by: Graham Haddow
Fantastic visit
Been going to this campsite for over four years and can honestly say this is one of the best campsites I have visited. The showers and wash facilities are always clean and tidy and the grounds well maintained. Lovely staff and the setting is beautiful. Would recommend.
Review by: Russell Holmes
Good, clean site - if a bit busy on Bank holiday.
Second visit here, first with a camper van after camping last year. The good: Friendly staff, rangers, family 'feel', clean toilets, no queues for washing up despite only 2 sinks, great walking and biking nearby, amazing rainbow one night, only an hour from home (Glasgow). We had three 6 year old kids and the biking for them was ideal, they even played in the new MTB skills park on the way to Aberfoyle. The cycle to Aberfoyle is a flat, tarmac 2 mile cycle/walking/horse path which is very easy. The less good: Only an hour from Glasgow and Edinburgh, so it's busy. It's a close packed site and lots of kids running around, across pitches etc. If you want a quite part of the site you have to go to the hardstanding at the top part of the site in the trees, and you miss the sun. The wardens were very good, they explained it was busy when we arrived and asked us to text if it was noisy after 11pm. Our neighbours were noisy (just loud and clearly not going to sleep anytime soon) - we sent the text and a warden arrived in 5 minutes politely asked them to keep it quiet and it all did! There are lots of areas being returfed/reseeded and the ground in general looks as if it has had a wet winter and needs some sun asap! There seem to be a lot of very large tents using the site, which probably does't help. It's a great location, with very friendly staff and rangers, and lots for kids to do, on and off the site.
Review by: Ian Reeves
Anne Boyce review of Cobleland
First camping trip here, constant hot water, immaculate facilities and very friendly and helpful staff, we were given all the help and advice we needed. Children had a ball playing in the river with fishing nets and at the small play park. Treasure hunt organised by park was fun and the adults found the site very peaceful. I would definitely return here, hope I can soon. Only downside, laundry expensive at ̴�3.50 per wash and the dryer at ̴�1 per session, each session being 30 minutes.
Review by: Anne Boyce
Harley & Kathy Bennett review of Cobleland
A wonderful site set in beautiful countryside with the river Forth running along its boundry.A lovely gentle walk along the old railway track just outside the camp entrance (now laid to tarmac) into Aberfoyle. We had a complete mix of people on site during our stay,everyone seemed to think the site to be just great, all facilities were spotless and and plentyful.We will definately use this site again,and next time for longer.
Review by: Harley &
Debra review of Cobleland
been going to this camp site since i was a small child and still find it mystical and relaxing ,kid love it i have three grown up children and two younger kids,and two granddaughters and they all love this place. they go swimming paddling fishing love doing the dingy and going on the tree swing over the water plenty room for bikes and play park ,great walks in the Forrest. love it when its spooky and ppl are just so friendly . we just love seeing them discover new and exiting part on and around the camp site let they were the one to find it first ?only down fall is the midge's and shop basically sell bread and milk shame
Review by: Debra
Stewart Brown review of Cobleland
This is one of our all time favourite sites. The staff are so friendly and accommodating and the park is kept imacculately. The toilet block is spotless with constant hot water available at all times. Beautiful forest walks start from the site and organised activities for the children are also available. Have stayed here in all weather and times of the year and enjoyed every moment. Very active recycling programme on site.
Review by: Stewart Brown
D & S Maciver review of Cobleland
Our first visit to the site recently certainly won't be our last. The staff and facilities are excellent. We enjoyed the walks and birdwatching. It is suitable for young families too as the flat tarmac path into Aberfoyle is perfect for prams or children on bikes.
Review by: D &
MandaMoo review of Cobleland
Our first Forest Holidays site and our second Club site since joining. What a pleasure it was! We stayed for a weekend at the end of August and totally LOVED it. Camped right on the banks of the River Forth and although the weather wasn't kind we enjoyed every inch of the wooded walks. It was a pleasure excercising ourselves, our two young boys and our very large dog. All of us were welcomed by staff and the ranger who booked us in was perticularly helpful in providing information on where we could excercise our dog. I really appreciated this. The kids had a great park to play in and were encouraged to climb and play in the woods. Only gripe is having the showers and toilets in a seperate block, although they are close and didn't bother me so much as they did my elderly mother. Only 90 minutes from our home it's been decided by our kids that we'll be going every available weekend from April next year!
Review by: MandaMoo
The JonesFamily review of Cobleland
This was our very first caravanning trip and what a joy it was. very quiet and clean, staff were very helpful and our kids loved it , (not a mention of a tv). Would go back anytime
Review by: The JonesFamily
Anne-Marie review of Cobleland
Beautifully situated site right next to River Forth and Queen Elizabeth Forest. Extremely helpful staff and facilities absolutely spotless. My 2 little girls, age 7 & 4 had a ball playing in play area and especially running through trees on site which had paths here and there. There was also a beautiful clearing 10 mins from site where kids could paddle about in the water or fish with their nets. Overall a great time was had by all, even the midges couldn't dampen it. Would definitely go back.
Review by: Anne-Marie
Puffin' Billy review of Cobleland
Just spent 13 days on this site- simply superb!Assistant WArdens Sandra and her husband went the extra mile to ensure we all enjoyed the spotless facilities and beautiful surroundings.Really peaceful during the week - is very popular at weekends with young families.Aberfoyle handy for supplies and local info. HIghly recommended as a base to enjoy such an interesting area of Scotland.
Review by: Puffin' Billy
J Savage review of Cobleland
Cracking site with plenty to do, right on the water. Beautiful sheltered surroundings. One mile walk to the Black Bull in Gartmore where the food was outstanding (and there is a shuttlebus to the pub from the campsite leaving at 7pm and 8pm and back at 10pm), 2 mile walk (on an excellent tarmac path) to Aberfoyle - great location for cycling. Toilets/showers clean and well looked after, welcome from staff very good. Only downside was the distance between pitches - feels a bit too close, could do with spacing them out a bit more. This didn't waste an excellent weekend however. Walked up Ben A'an which was 20 min drive - lovely walk/view over Loch Katrine. Fabulous site well worth a visit.
Review by: J Savage
Wilhelm Family review of Cobleland
Overall we had a good weekend with friends and the kids enjoyed the park, forest & water, however bit too noisy for us as we prefer somewhere more peaceful and the pitches were a bit too close together. There also wasnt a site shop for basics like bread, milk or juice, had to cycle to Aberfoyle 3 miles away, was a nice cycle though. Everyone on site was very friendly and helpful. Good but could be better.
Review by: Wilhelm Family
Carol and Bryan review of Cobleland
This is a beautifully situated site alongside the river with some pitches on the steep slope above. National cycle route 7 passes near to the entrance to the site with safe and easy riding to Aberfoyle and a rather more strenuous (we just about managed it on folding bikes) to Drymen in the opposite direction. Great for walking too. The site facilities were clean. Despite notices advising campers to save water, you need to run the showers for quite a while before they become tolerably warm. We arrived after a period of heavy rain and the grass pitches were waterlogged in places and generally soggy. You might prefer to opt for the hardstanding in these circumstances. We would recommend the site for those wishing to explore this area of the Trossachs.
Review by: Carol and
William Taylor review of Cobleland
We have been a couple of times over the the years. The site is only a half a mile walk through the national forest to Aberfoyle. Where you have a small co-op store and delicious pub food. Plenty to do for cyclists and walkers aroung the site. Dogs welcome. The site is situated on many levels but we prefer to be on the ground floor (so to speak) next to the river. Fishing permits can be purchased from the site office. Everyone is so friendly and a quiet site in throughout the day. You can sign up for the various rangers activities which are great for adults and kids like. Will be going back this year!
Review by: William Taylor

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