MH 10 - Hard Standing non-serviced Pitch

UK Scotland Central Scotland Stirlingshire Loch Katrine Eco Camping

  • Sleeps 6 (max 6 adults, 5 children)
Our hard standing non-serviced pitches are located in our car park and are perfect for self-contained motorhome (no caravans please).

The Owner Says

When your day exploring natures wonderland is over - relax and let Loch Katrine be your home for the night.
With this stunning location we are sure that this will be the starting point for memorable adventures in the Trossachs with walking, cycling, fishing or just taking it easy and enjoying the beauty of this very special place which is Britain’s largest National Nature Reserve.
Located at Trossachs Pier our camper van Aire is ideal for camper vans passing through or staying longer.  We have 3 non-serviced spaces available in the car park for motorhome no longer than 6 m.
Please note there are no shower/toilet facilities available at the moment due to COVID-19 crisis. All motorhomes have to be self-contained, however if you would like to have access to shower/toilet block please confirm 'shower facilities' (£5) when booking.
The car park is lit at night and covered by security cameras. It has easy access to the walking routes on the north shore of Loch Katrine and associated woodland walks, bring your binoculars and keep an eye out for the abundant wildlife and birds!
You also receive 10% off on sailings on the Lady of the Lake.

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About Loch Katrine Eco Camping

Suitable For

Glampers, campervans and motorhomes all welcome. Dogs welcome in some pods (supplementary charge). No caravans, stag or hen parties.

Nearby

Catching a boat tour from Trossachs Pier to Stronachlachar is a must. The hamlet is full of history and not more than an hour’s walk from Inversnaid, a checkpoint on the West Highland Way. For cyclists, the road along the northern shore of the loch is a relatively flat, car-free tarmac surface, making it the ideal alternative route to the other end of the water. You can hire bikes from Katrine Wheelz (01877 376366) at Trossachs Pier and bikes can also be booked on board the boats, so you can cross the loch and cycle back. For other routes in the Trossachs, the ‘School House Cycle’ is a family-friendly trail that enjoys views across Loch Katrine and surrounding hills such as Ben A’an and Ben Venue. The trail itself is an easy ½-mile and can be combined with a cycle from Trossachs Pier or Stronachlachar but it also links up with 35-mile national route 7. Between Loch Katrine and Loch Achray, Ben A’an (Gaelic for “pinnacle” ) is one of Scotland’s more accessible peaks and one of the most rewarding hikes in the area. There are a series of well catalogued routes, for varying levels of hikers in the Great Trossachs Forest and Queen Elizabeth Forest Park (the latter boasts a visitor centre at the Lodge in Aberfoyle). The route from Loch Achray to the summit of Ben A’an is 2½ miles long, for those looking to experience the hilltop view without a complex climb. Other nearby attractions include the castles at Stirling (01786 450000) and Doune (01786 841742), whisky distilleries at Deanston (01786 843010) and Glengoyne (01360 550 254), the National Wallace Monument (01786 472140), Blair Drummond Safari Park (01786 841456) and Go Ape Aberfoyle (0845 094 9032).

Food & Drink

There aren’t many spots with a view like Loch Katrine's own Steamship café (01877 376 799). Grab some pre-exploration breakfast, lunch or enjoy a much deserved tea and cake, all overlooking the loch. Situated at the Trossachs Pier, the café offers a warm welcome and extensive array of locally sourced fresh food on offer for families, hikers and cyclists in the area, as well as those staying at the campsite. Open daily on a seasonal basis but not in the evenings. New for 2021 there is a takeaway facility, with lochside seating.

There are a number of places to eat and drink in lochside settings and also in the nearby settlements of Brig o Turk, Callander and Aberfoyle. A daytime visit to the Pier Café at Stronachlachar by boat is highly recommended.

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Rated ★★★★★ over 65 reviews

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Fantastic escape

We stayed in Loch Venechar eco lodge and absolutely loved it. Our first stay in a "pod" and we were so impressed with the size and facilities. Only 2 of us so plenty room to sit inside or outside when the weather gets challenging. The addition of coffee, tea , eggs, bread and even wine was an added bonus. The pods are spotlessly clean and the location stunning. I'm rating it superb but would almost wish to keep it quiet so I can get a booking and return!!
★★★★☆

A gem of a place

From the staff at reception during booking enquiries, to the captains breakfast at the cafe, the bike hire, the ferry, walking, cycling, climbing up Ben An, not to forget the comfort of the log cabin. The only downside for me is the sofa bed is not great to sleep on. Otherwise, I love it and will be back!
Oct 31, 2021 by Harj Gill Verified Review
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Little gem of a find!

Having just returned from a 4 night stay in Ben Ledi I can absolutely say that my partner and I would not hesitate to recommend to others.... The pod was clean, had everything you need and the added bonus of a private shower and toilet (which we weren't expecting!) albeit a 10 second walk from the pod. The location is stunning! The staff wonderful- Linda in particular was super informative and helpful :) Lots of walks nearby and beautiful scenery. Highly recommend hiring a small BBQ and breakfast pack; we cooked every meal on ours! Only downside (and it's no fault of the cabins) was the fact the Cafe was hardly open and when it was there was a very limited menu. Disappointing as we would have had drinks and a few meals there if it had been... Meaning you had to drive to get supplies or eat/drink out which we would have preferred not to. Nearby towns has plenty of facilities open though within a 15 min radius drive. We had hoped to cross the Loch to Stronachlachar but after hearing the cafe there too was shut we decided on a 45 min leisure cruise instead. This was lovely although a little on the pricey side for what actually amounted to only a 30 minute cruise out on the Loch... We found the cruise of Loch Lomond to be better value. In a nutshell though, wonderful! Perfect for a few nights break from the rat race to enjoy nature and its tranquillity. Enjoy!!
Sep 18, 2021 by Lyndsey Bak Verified Review
★★★★★

Fantastic place to stay

We booked the Glen Finglas pod for myself and two friends and it was perfect . Sofa makes a large double bed and two bunk beds , the bedding and towels were perfect. The whole pod was very clean in fact spotless . Small toilet and sink and it was a surprise to have our own shower ( we thought we would be sharing ). Hot water at all times. The reception were in touch with me regularly before our weekend to confirm full details . We had breakfast rolls in the site cafe which was great value. We took a boat trip down the loch . The whole area is so nice and chilling, great walks . We definitely stay here again and I have already recommended to friends such a great find. Thank you the place is fantastic
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Ben Venue Eco Lodge

I’ve been wanting to stay in one of these camping pods since I first saw them when they first arrived at Loch Katrina and after a number of years finally got to do it, booking the last one available at the time. The pods themselves are very compact with a double bed made up by the two sofas and two bunk beds for kids. The kitchenette is very a very small area with no room to balance even a cup and no where to prepare anything. There is a small fridge which would only be enough room for your very basic things. A microwave is also provided which was a good powerful one. However you can not use this due to the plates and bowls only being picnic plates which are plastic and non microwaveable so microwave a waste of time. The plastic plates were all scratched, in the time of COVID I think pot plates/bowls would be better all round. The most frustrating of all was there is no hot water to wash pots when I queried this there never has been a hot water supply again why in times of COVID you are relying on the cleanliness of the previous person to have boiled the kettle in order to wash them properly. I ask myself would I go again. I think the issues I have raised should be looked into considering the situation we find ourselves in with COVID. You seriously need to rectify these issues with hot water and crockery due to hygiene issues.
Sep 5, 2021 by Sandra Eden
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Location

Loch Katrine Eco Camping is located at Loch Katrine, By Callander, Stirling FK17 8HZ

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Getting There

From Callander, Loch Katrine is 10 miles via the A84 to Kilmahog, and then the A821 through Brig o’ Turk. From Aberfoyle it's seven miles via the A821 (Duke’s Pass). If you have a Sat Nav try Trossachs Pier Car Park which is at N56.23226 W4.42734. From the car park, head toward Duke’s Pass/A821 and, after around a half-mile, turn left onto Duke’s Pass/A821. Then turn left at the signpost for Loch Katrine and follow the road to the car park, remembering to pay for your stay.

The nearest train station is in Stirling, where you can change to get the bus to Callander or Aberfoyle, unfortunately, public transport options onto Trossachs Pier from both villages are limited. You can book a DRT (Demand Responsive Transport) car to get to you the Pier. Use this link for details Demand Responsive Transport