Sharing our Landscape
The Lomond Hills Regional Park is working countryside. The 25 square miles of moorland, lochs and farmland which make up the Park are mostly privately owned and managed.
All of the land in the Lomonds is used for something. The main commercial activities are farming, forestry and Public Water supply. Even the ‘wild’ looking land is used for sheep grazing and managing Game and wildlife. Keeping your dog under proper control is therefore vital to protect stock and wildlife.
The 2003 Land Reform (Scotland) Act has significantly changed rights of access to the countryside. It gives everyone more freedom of access and whether we are working or playing in the outdoors, more responsibilities. If we follow the Scottish Outdoor Access Code, we can be sure that we are not affecting other people’s work or enjoyment.
Access rights extend to wild camping. This type of camping is lightweight, done in small numbers and only for two or three nights in any one place. You can camp in this way wherever access rights apply, but help to avoid causing problems for local people and land managers by not camping in enclosed fields of crops or farm animals and by keeping well away from buildings, roads or historic structures. Take extra care to avoid disturbing deer stalking or grouse shooting. If you wish to camp close to a house or building, seek the owner's permission.
Leave no trace by:
• Taking away all your litter
• Not causing any Pollution
• Removing all traces of your tent pitch and of any open fire
(Follow the guidance for lighting fires)
You can download information on camping from Scottish Natural Heritage.
Where to Camp
If you'd prefer not to wild camp, you can find campsites and other accommodation through VisitScotland: https://www.visitscotland.com/accommodation/caravan-camping/