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"Camping by the banks of the picturesque Forth"
Surrounded by majestic oak trees and situated right on the banks of the river Forth, Cobeland lets you holiday in the heart of Scotland’s first National Park. This idyllic camping site is set amid the forest and rugged mountains of the Queen Elizabeth Forest Park, which offers a wealth of outdoor activities in a picturesque setting. Those with an adventurous nature will love the opportunities to explore the forest’s many footpaths and cycle paths as well as trying orienteering or going boating or canoeing at one of the nearby Lochs. If you would prefer a more relaxing break - there are plenty of picnic sites, fishing opportunities and walks through the forest where you see some of the Park’s fantastic wildlife including Red Squirrels.
Sat Nav direction advice: Coming from the Glasgow direction only - ignore the first sign for Gartmore Village and carry on along the A81 until they see a second sign for Cobleland/Gartmore on the left.
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A small Site with grassland adjacent to the River Forth. I thought this was a Club Site. - Gary Fletcher
OS Map Reference: - naLatitude: 56.15963Longitude: -4.36687
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Cobleland - TrossachsCobleland Caravan and Camping SiteStation RoadGartmoreStirlingshireFK8 3RR
No calls after 8pm please.
Please Note: Some Scottish season dates vary slightly to the above:
26-30 Jun - Bank Holiday 1-19 Jul - Bank Holiday 2 - 5 Aug Bank Holiday 23-26 Aug High Season 1 Sep High Season 11-19 Oct Mid Season 25-31 Oct Low Season 1-2 Nov Low Season
Beautifully situated site right next to River Forth and Queen Elizabeth Forest. Extremely helpful staff and facilities absolutely spotless. My 2 little girls, age 7 & 4 had a ball playing in play area and especially running through trees on site which had paths here and there. There was also a beautiful clearing 10 mins from site where kids could paddle about in the water or fish with their nets. Overall a great time was had by all, even the midges couldn't dampen it. Would definitely go back.
DATE STAYED: July 2012
MEMBER FOUND TOWING: Easy
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
Cracking site with plenty to do, right on the water. Beautiful sheltered surroundings. One mile walk to the Black Bull in Gartmore where the food was outstanding (and there is a shuttlebus to the pub from the campsite leaving at 7pm and 8pm and back at 10pm), 2 mile walk (on an excellent tarmac path) to Aberfoyle - great location for cycling. Toilets/showers clean and well looked after, welcome from staff very good. Only downside was the distance between pitches - feels a bit too close, could do with spacing them out a bit more. This didn't waste an excellent weekend however. Walked up Ben A'an which was 20 min drive - lovely walk/view over Loch Katrine. Fabulous site well worth a visit.
Overall we had a good weekend with friends and the kids enjoyed the park, forest & water, however bit too noisy for us as we prefer somewhere more peaceful and the pitches were a bit too close together. There also wasnt a site shop for basics like bread, milk or juice, had to cycle to Aberfoyle 3 miles away, was a nice cycle though. Everyone on site was very friendly and helpful. Good but could be better.
DATE STAYED: May 2012
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Groups,Younger couples
This was our very first caravanning trip and what a joy it was. very quiet and clean, staff were very helpful and our kids loved it , (not a mention of a tv). Would go back anytime
DATE STAYED: October 2011
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Groups,Peaceful break
This is a beautifully situated site alongside the river with some pitches on the steep slope above. National cycle route 7 passes near to the entrance to the site with safe and easy riding to Aberfoyle and a rather more strenuous (we just about managed it on folding bikes) to Drymen in the opposite direction. Great for walking too.
The site facilities were clean. Despite notices advising campers to save water, you need to run the showers for quite a while before they become tolerably warm.
We arrived after a period of heavy rain and the grass pitches were waterlogged in places and generally soggy. You might prefer to opt for the hardstanding in these circumstances.
We would recommend the site for those wishing to explore this area of the Trossachs.
DATE STAYED: September 2011
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Groups,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
Our first Forest Holidays site and our second Club site since joining. What a pleasure it was! We stayed for a weekend at the end of August and totally LOVED it. Camped right on the banks of the River Forth and although the weather wasn't kind we enjoyed every inch of the wooded walks. It was a pleasure excercising ourselves, our two young boys and our very large dog. All of us were welcomed by staff and the ranger who booked us in was perticularly helpful in providing information on where we could excercise our dog. I really appreciated this. The kids had a great park to play in and were encouraged to climb and play in the woods. Only gripe is having the showers and toilets in a seperate block, although they are close and didn't bother me so much as they did my elderly mother. Only 90 minutes from our home it's been decided by our kids that we'll be going every available weekend from April next year!
DATE STAYED: August 2011
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
been going to this camp site since i was a small child and still find it mystical and relaxing ,kid love it i have three grown up children and two younger kids,and two granddaughters and they all love this place. they go swimming paddling fishing love doing the dingy and going on the tree swing over the water plenty room for bikes and play park ,great walks in the Forrest. love it when its spooky and ppl are just so friendly . we just love seeing them discover new and exiting part on and around the camp site let they were the one to find it first ?only down fall is the midge's and shop basically sell bread and milk shame
DATE STAYED: July 2011
Our first visit to the site recently certainly won't be our last. The staff and facilities are excellent. We enjoyed the walks and birdwatching. It is suitable for young families too as the flat tarmac path into Aberfoyle is perfect for prams or children on bikes.
DATE STAYED: June 2011
A wonderful site set in beautiful countryside with the river Forth running along its boundry.A lovely gentle walk along the old railway track just outside the camp entrance (now laid to tarmac) into Aberfoyle. We had a complete mix of people on site during our stay,everyone seemed to think the site to be just great, all facilities were spotless and and plentyful.We will definately use this site again,and next time for longer.
This is one of our all time favourite sites. The staff are so friendly and accommodating and the park is kept imacculately. The toilet block is spotless with constant hot water available at all times. Beautiful forest walks start from the site and organised activities for the children are also available. Have stayed here in all weather and times of the year and enjoyed every moment. Very active recycling programme on site.
DATE STAYED: May 2011
First camping trip here, constant hot water, immaculate facilities and very friendly and helpful staff, we were given all the help and advice we needed. Children had a ball playing in the river with fishing nets and at the small play park. Treasure hunt organised by park was fun and the adults found the site very peaceful. I would definitely return here, hope I can soon. Only downside, laundry expensive at Â£3.50 per wash and the dryer at Â£1 per session, each session being 30 minutes.
DATE STAYED: April 2011
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Groups,Active break,Peaceful break
We have been a couple of times over the the years. The site is only a half a mile walk through the national forest to Aberfoyle. Where you have a small co-op store and delicious pub food. Plenty to do for cyclists and walkers aroung the site. Dogs welcome. The site is situated on many levels but we prefer to be on the ground floor (so to speak) next to the river. Fishing permits can be purchased from the site office.
Everyone is so friendly and a quiet site in throughout the day. You can sign up for the various rangers activities which are great for adults and kids like.
Will be going back this year!
DATE STAYED: June 2010
There's over 13,000 miles of miles of walking cycling route on the Sustrans National Cycle Network.
to see the routes local to Cobleland - Trossachs.