Luss (Ready Camp) Ready Camp

UK Scotland Central Scotland

  • Electrical hook-ups
  • Dogs welcome
  • Groups welcome
  • Good walks nearby
Knock-out Lochviews, the warmest of welcomes, and walking possibilities aplenty: all withineasy reach of buzzing Glasgow

Scotland’s famous for a few things. Some, like deep-fried Mars bars and the Bay City Rollers are perhaps best brushed under the carpet. And some things, like single-malt Scotch and the poetry of Robert Burns are to be celebrated. But nothing epitomises Scotland quite like Loch Lomond. The largest stretch of fresh water in Britain (23 miles), Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park represent Scottish scenic splendour at its very best and make the ideal destination for a quick-fix hit of the great outdoors.

Located on the western shore of Loch Lomond is Luss Camping and Caravanning Club Site, surely one of the club's most serene spots. If glamping attracts you, the safari tents here are a must. Leave your car behind and take only your food, bedding and a change of clothes – all the rest is provided. This ready-made accommodation is as equally relaxing as the surrounding area, with fully-furnished interiors complete with double bed, triple bunk-bed and another pull-out bed. There’s also plenty of storage, a two-ring gas hob, wooden dining table (with six chairs), two seater sofa, lighting in the main lounge area and plug-in bedroom lighting. And with plenty of space between each tent, you're unlikely to be kept awake by your neighbours.

If you’re camping with the littl'uns, spark their imaginations by catching a wooden ferry to the mysterious 'Isle of the Old Woman' – more commonly known as Inchcailloch. Located in the middle of Loch Lomond, you can explore Inchcailloch’s carefully maintained nature trail and spot white fallow deer swimming between the islands. If they're still not convinced, tell them the island's graveyard houses the dead ancestors of Scotland’s legendary hero Rob Roy – surely a deal breaker.

From the pitch-your-own traditional campers and ready-made safari tents, to the campervan and caravan contingent, Luss is a veritable camping-connoiseur's paradise. And as you kick back in your chosen dwelling, cooking up something delicious and playing a game of scenic i-spy, you’ll be so glad you visited Luss – the single-malt Scotch and Robert Burns of campsites.

Details

Facilities

The washblock features showers, washbasins and parent and baby room. There is dishwashing facilities and washing machines. The glamping tents include: double bed, triple bunk bed (single over a double bed – for children only) and a pull-out bed. Plenty of storage space under the double bed. 2 ring hob, fridge, microwave, kettle, toaster, cutlery, crockery, cups and glassware. Water carrier, wooden dining table (with 6 chairs), 2 seater sofa, lighting in main lounge area and plug-in bedroom lighting. All you need to bring is bedding, clothing and food – easy!

Suitable For

Tents, glampers, caravans, motorhomes and pets – yes. Sorry no pets allowed in the glamping tents. Luss is a member only club site. Non-members in tents are welcome.

Nearby

The Loch Lomond Water Bus is a good way to explore the different locations around the Loch. Littl'uns will enjoy a tree-top adventure at GoApe! (0845 643 9215), an adrenalin pumping adventure course in the Forestry Commission’s Queen Elizabeth Forest Park. Another fun family day out can be had at Blair Drummond Safari Park (01786 841456), where you’ll get close to lions, zebra, giraffes and chimps and Loch Lomond Sea Aquarium (01389 721500) allows you to get up close to many endangered sea creatures that have been rescued, but can’t be released back into the wild. Loch Lomond Pony Trekking (07745 277320) offers treks high into the moorland on the south western edge of Loch Lomond, offering great views back over the national park.

Food & Drink

The Coach House Coffee Shop is a lovely spot for lunch by the Loch. With its comfy sofas in front of a roaring fireplace, the varied menu offers tea and coffee, home-baked cakes, and more substantial offerings such as smoked salmon. Close by, The Village Rest (01436 860220) offers outdoor seating for when the sun shines, and well proportioned grub from posh burgers to pastas rolls. The menu at Real Food Café (01838 400235) looks fairly familiar: fish and chips, salads and burgers, but the owners make an effort to source high quality, locally sourced ingredients.

Opening Times

Main site: 1st April–26th October.

Glamping: 1st June–26th October.

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Location

Luss (Ready Camp), Luss, Loch Lomond, Alexandria, near Glasgow, Scotland G83 8NT

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Getting There

Nearest train station: Balloch or Helensburgh – 10 miles. Nearest bus stop: 500m from site entrance.

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