Family Pitch for larger tents / Campervan

UK Scotland Central Scotland Stirlingshire Drymen Camping

  • Sleeps 6 (max 6 adults, 5 children)
Ideal for Families with larger tents (max 8-man tent) or small Campervans (no Motorhomes / Caravans accepted). Guests staying at our site have free use of the facilities such as toilets and hot walk-in showers. We have also a communal sheltered area for phone charging, preparing food and washing dishes.

The Owner Says

Situated in a separate part of the campsite, our six generously sized Family grass pitches each comfortably accommodate a maximum 8-man sized tent, with a picnic table and pitch-side parking for one vehicle or small Campervan. The minimum pitch cost per night (based on a minimum of two adults plus £5 per night supplementary charge) includes parking for one vehicle and can be amended up to a maximum total of six adults. Minimum stay is one night, check in from 14.00h, check out 10.00h. Please note these pitches do not have electric available.
BBQ's are permitted as long as they are not placed directly on the grass, but campfires and noise after 10pm are not permitted - see terms and conditions for campsite policies in full including our alcohol policy.
Facilities include a separate toilet / shower block with hot walk-in showers, these are included in your booking. We also have a communal sheltered area where you can prepare food, wash dishes and charge your mobile for free.
Although more commonly used as a stop over point for backpackers on the West Highland Way, Drymen Camping is also the perfect place for families to holiday. With Glasgow, Stirling and Loch Lomond only a short drive away, there are also plenty of child friendly places to eat in the Village of Drymen just a mile up the road.
Drymen Camping is situated directly on the famous West Highland Way, and National Cycle Route 7 which also forms part of the Lands End to John O'Groats Route. The John Muir Way is nearby and the Rob Roy Way starts in the Village of Drymen. Our site is also used a stop off point by campervans and motorcyclists on way to other well known holiday routes in Scotland such as continuing on to the Isle of Skye and the North Coast 500.

Our Coronavirus Booking Guarantee

Book with complete confidence at Drymen Camping with the Cool Camping Coronavirus Booking Guarantee. We guarantee the following clear policy for your booking:

  • A low deposit of 30% to secure your booking
  • Balance due 30 days before your holiday
  • Complete flexibility to move bookings up to the end of 2021 in the event of Coronavirus restrictions
  • Due to the flexibility provided we are unable to offer refunds
  • This guarantee supersedes any other policies

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About Drymen Camping

Suitable For

Campers, glampers and well-behaved dogs on leads – yes. A small number of campervans are permitted in the car park (no electric hook-up or water provided).


Drymen Camping lies within the Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park (01389 722600). There are countless scenic walks suit all ages and abilities. If it rains, the Loch Lomond Shores complex (01389 751031) is filled with shops and eateries, plus Sea Life Loch Lomond (01389 721500). The campsite is located directly on the West Highland Way and is generally considered the first night’s stop on the route (all WHW baggage transfer companies deliver and pick-up from the campsite). The Rob Roy Way also starts from Drymen and the campsite lies beside the cycle route of the John Muir Way and National Cycle Route 7 – the latter forms part of the iconic Lands End to John O’Groats route. If you prefer your walks on horseback, Loch Lomond Pony Trekking (07745 277320) offers treks high into the moorland on the south western edge of Loch Lomond. For whisky lovers, Glengoyne Distillery (01360 550254) is 10 mins away by car and Glasgow is less than an hour away.

Food & Drink

The historic Clachan Inn (01360 660824) in Drymen, dating back to 1734, is just less than 2 miles away and serves up reliable pub grub and an enviable array of Scottish whiskies. Just 5 mins drive away, The Drymen Inn (01360 660123) boasts hearty fayre and popular live music and quiz nights. The Winnock Hotel (01360 660245) specialises in sophisticated interpretations of the best local produce such as king scallops and cullen skink. The Salmon Leap Restaurant at The Buchanan Arms Hotel (01360 660588) is – despite its name – the place to go for a steak. In Killearn The Old Mill (01360 550068) is a popular choice with its own kitchen garden and an atmospheric yurt for candlelit dining, while the award-winning Three Sisters Bake (0333 344 7344) is famous for cakes. For a family-friendly option, look no further than The Beach Tree (01360 550297) in Dumgoyne. Kids eat for free and there’s a petting zoo home to friendly Shetland ponies, pygmy goats and a whole menagerie of furry friends.


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Rated ★★★★★ over 15 reviews


Perfectly basic

Had a nice couple nights under the stars here in September. It’s just what is required. Facilities were very good and had a good cleaning routine. The host was nice and informative. It’s a good base for exploring the area. Mostly this campsite it used by walkers. We had 5 under 5’s with us. They were desperate to go see the horses so maybe somehow make it more accessible so the kids can explore more. Overall though can’t fault it.
Sep 28, 2020 by steven low Verified Review

Great quiet site with plenty of space for our campervan

Great little campsite, set on a small farm with nearby animals and chickens. The owner was very friendly and helpful. We had the outer field all to ourselves on level ground for our camper. Very quiet site and a good location nearby Loch Lomond
Sep 19, 2020 by Carly Lovell Verified Review

Few says away

What a fab little campsite 30 minutes walk from Drymen where there is a lovely hotel Where we had a fab meal and we found out that if your walking the West highland way this is the first camp you'll stay at.. We were 15 minutes on bike into Balloch where we had wander round loch lomond.. only down fall at camp there is no cooking facility's if you fancy a cuppy you need to bring your own kettle and stove..
Sep 14, 2020 by Rhona Reid Verified Review

Friendly, good facilities

Drymen camping was a lovely campsite for our first night on the west highland way. The owners were really friendly and welcoming and covid safety measures were in place in the communal area. The showers are hot which we appreciated after a rainy day!! We also made the most of the homemade pizzas delivered to our tent!! Thanks for having us, would recommend.
Sep 3, 2020 by Sian Lewis Verified Review

Brilliant location, very safe, clean and quiet.

Gavin was a very friendly host and kept the campsite, food prep area and toilets clean and safe during these Covid-19 times. The site is quiet and friendly and close to a lovely village. Lovely evening sunsets and so many starts to gaze at.
Sep 2, 2020 by Joni Carter
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Drymen Camping is located at Gartness Road, Drymen, By Loch Lomond, Stirlingshire G63 0DN

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Getting There

The campsite is a 30-minute drive from Stirling. Take the A811 west for 20 miles and then look out for a turning towards Gartness. The site is along the old Gartness Road and is signposted.

There is no direct public transport to the site, though trains run from Glasgow Queen Street to Balloch Railway Station from where you can connect with the 309, run buy Garelochead Minibuses & Coaches (01436 810200) to Drymen village square.