Commission's Loch Lomond campsite open for the season

Commisison's team at Sallochy

The Commission's team at Sallochy includes (left to right) Arthur Hannan, Helen MacDonald, Moira Harkin and David Robertson

 

Forestry Commission Scotland’s Sallochy campsite on the eastern shore of Loch Lomond has opened for the summer season.

Popular with walkers as well as holiday makers, the campsite now also benefits from the installation of a new foot bridge, which is part of the recently completed upgrade of the West Highland Way between Balmaha and Rowardennan. 

David Robertson, the Commission’s Recreation Forester in Argyll Forest Park, said;

“Thousands of people walk these paths every year, either as part of a long trek or just as part of their stay at the campsite so it’s important that we keep the long distance route is in good condition.

“The bridge has had new hand rails added and has been upgraded to all–abilities standard and it pretty much rounds off a significant amount of path upgrade work - including sections near Sallochy that had been eroded.

“We’re finishing off work on other sections of the path – the Ptarmigan section will be finished later this year – but the overall effect will be great for visitors who come here to experience the magnificent views of the stunning landscape.”

The path work is part of a larger, £750,000 programme to upgrade paths that are on the national forest estate within the Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park.

The campsite is open until 30th October and bookings can be made through the Sallochy Woodland Camping.   

Notes to editors

  1. Forestry Commission Scotland is part of the Scottish Government's Environment and Forestry Directorate.
  2. Tha FCS pàirt de Bhuidheann-Stiùiridh Àrainneachd is Coilltearachd aig Riaghaltas na h-Alba; a' riaghladh nan 660,000 heactairean ann an Oighreachd na Coille Nàiseanta, a' dìon, a' cumail smachd air, agus a' leudachadh choilltean gus buannachdan a choileanadh dha coimhearsnachdan, dhan eaconamaidh agus ag obair an aghaidh atharrachadh sa ghnàth-shìde.
  3. Media enquiries to Paul Munro, Forestry Commission Scotland press office, 0300 067 6507 / 07785 527590 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.