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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 offers 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 embodies 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 Forest Park 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, including Go Country adventure park. Around a 40 minute drive away, Go Country 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.

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

For Rainy Days

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

The-Buchanan-ArmsThe Buchanan Arms Hotel, Drymen
With fantastic leisure facilities, this hotel provides a great indoor get away with day passes to use the facilities available.  

Address: Buchanan Arms Hotel, 23 Main Street, Drymen, Glasgow, G630BQ
Tel: 01360660943


Glasgow-Science-CentreScience Centre, Glasgow
Three floors of awesome hands on science, exhibits to fascinate all ages and plenty of indoor adventures right in the heart of Glasgow!

Address: 50 Pacific Quay, Glasgow, G51 1EA
Tel: 0141 420 5000


Prices From
£14.55 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 - 23rd October 2017
  • View our pricing guide and seasonal dates

Contact Details

Phone bookings: 024 7642 3008
Cashel Campsite, Loch Lomond Cashel Rowardennan G63 0AW
01360 870234

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Scenic and Friendly
We are quite new to using a Motor Home and have only been out in it previously 3 times to get used to the systems and to iron out any issues. This was the first time we felt confident that we had an idea on what we were doing and really fancied a visit to Loch Lomond. Cashel Campsite, in our opinion, is as good as it gets. Yes, I know it is off season, quite and a bit empty, but the people that stayed there were very friendly and shared opinions of good sites around Scotland, which is always useful. The views around the site are stunning and very scenic and the walk to Balmaha along the West Highland Way was easy and very pleasant taking about an hour. The site shop was a wee treasure with very friendly staff offering good advice when asked, a good range of groceries and off course that all important breakfast should you not have time to do any cooking of your own. A fantastic stay.
Unit Type: RV Motorhome
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!
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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