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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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Site was clean and staff helpful views of Loch was excellent, balmaha is not too far away for the village shop and restaurant, would definitely go back
Unit Type: Tent
A campsite of two halves
We stayed for 1 night at the beginning of June, and it looked and felt like a campsite of two halves. In our half of the site where the large toilet block was, the grass was uncut, hardly any mobile data signal, and not many units. On the other side of the site, where the reception block was, the grass was cut, it looked tidier, there was 4g mobile data signal, and there were loads of units. The other issue were the large commercial waste bins. There were quite a few of them, probably about 6, but they were full to capacity and some were overflowing with waste. A collection lorry did turn up the next morning, and only managed to empty some of the bins. They could really do with extra collections, as the smell wasn't very nice at all. Due to the lack of breeze, the midgies were out in force. So if you are allergic to them, don't entertain the idea of staying here. On the plus side, the breakfast menu offered by the reception team was very good. Hot croissants and slices.
Unit Type: Motorhome
Excellent site, great facilities, fabulous views & helpful staff. All good
Unit Type: Caravan
Cashel is simply special. Stunning scenery, friendly staff, good pitches... love it.
Unit Type: Caravan
Beautiful Spot on the banks of Loch Lomond..
A delightful location.. The amenities where good with clean and practical washing facilities.. A small shop onsite selling the necessaries.. Plenty of walking trails and Ben Lomond waiting to be conquered..
Unit Type: Tent
Stayed for 2 nights camping and couldn't have been happier with the site. Facilities very clean, shop was stocked with everyday essentials. The walk to balmaha is beautiful. Even with the rain we had a ball!
Unit Type: Tent
Wonderful site but watersports are very intrusive
This is an excellent campsite, just as it says in the brochure. The wardens are welcoming and helpful. There are brilliant walks right from the site. It is worth paying extra for a waterside pitch because the views across Loch Lomond are stunning. There are two problems though. It is very popular for watersports, and the jet skis are really noisy and intrusive. At the time we stayed it was awful on Sunday afternoon but there was not much activity on Monday and Tuesday, so overall we had good stay. It must be hell in the holidays though - unless of course you enjoy watersports yourself. The second problem is with chemical toilet disposal. This is a big site and there was only one disposal point available when we were there. There is another but it was not operational.
Unit Type: Motorhome
Idyllic shores of Loch Lomond
A fabulous, quiet, remote site on the shores of Loch Lomond. Facilities were fine but, as always, maintenance cycles need to be kept up (buildings, tracks, septic tanks etc). Staff were very friendly, welcoming and helpful. They have done well to build up a very useful shop with a good range of things for quick 'top ups' including snacks and hot drinks. We opted to pay the extra for a Lochside pitch and were lucky to find a brilliant spot but we did notice that such pitches for tourers were low in number. Consideration could be given to not allocating the majority of those locations to seasonal pitches. Whilst there were water taps around and one drain (full due to septic tank full probably) perhaps some consideration could be given to creating a proper motorhome service point (?). Overall, we had a fabulous rest, a few strolls, excellent views and the peace and quiet really did make us feel that, at Cashel (Camping in the Forest), we were in a place called 'Away'.
Unit Type: Motorhome
Superb campsite - well organised
Beautiful campsite on the shore of Loch Lomond. All very organised and the facilities were exemplary - great showers and super clean toilets. Hoping to have three pitches together having booked well ahead but two together was fine - thank you for a great stay
Unit Type: Camper Van
Great site
Excellent welcome on a busy sunny Saturday afternoon. Four staff on duty checking campers in. My lady was extremely friendly and helpful and showed me to our perfect loch side pitch. The site is well laid out and well run. Toilet really clean. Shop open all day. I had trouble ocassionally with the keypad on the toilet block as the numbers have worn off but you could work it out. Would definitely return. Couple of downsides - the jet skis used by some of the campers on the loch are really noisy. During our stay there were only 3 but they broke the peace and quiet constantly from Sat through to Sunday lunchtime when they left. We stayed on till 3pm on the Sunday afternoon and the contrast in noise levels was remarkable. One family had a very small yappy dog that yapped all day long - they left it tied up outside so maybe not aware how annoying it was!
Unit Type: Motorhome
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