Ben Ledi - Standard Eco Lodge

At Loch Katrine Eco Camping

Loch Katrine, By Callander, Stirling FK17 8HZ

  • Sleeps 4 (max 4 adults, 3 children)
  • Electricity
  • Cooking facilities
  • Beds Provided
  • In room Wifi

  • Bed Linen Not Included
Cosy lodge in a stunning location overlooking Loch Katrine.
  • Toilet and shower facilities just a short walk from the lodge
  • Proper double bed and a set of bunk beds so everyone gets a good nights sleep
  • Gorgeous location overlooking the Loch Katrine

This information was supplied by Loch Katrine Eco Camping

When your day exploring natures wonderland is over - relax and let Loch Katrine be your home for the night.
Ben Ledi (Beinn Leitir in Scottish Gaelic) is a mountain close by the Eco Camp, approximatley 7 miles away on the A821.  It is 879 m (2884 ft) high, and is classified as a Corbett.  It lies about 6.4 kilometers (4 miles) north-west of Callander, near the village of Kilmahog. It is situated in the Trossachs, an area often regarded as having some of the most romantic scenery in the Highlands. Ben Ledi is particularly well known through Walter Scott's poem Lady of the Lake. 
The name, Ben Ledi is in fact a corruption of Beinn Leitir which translates to 'the Hill of the Slope', which is a very suitable description of the long south shoulder used to access the summit. A cairn was built on the top in 1887 to commemorate Queen Victoria's jubilee. A small lochan, Lochan nan Corp, lies at 655 m above sea level about 1.5 km to the north of the summit. The name means "the little loch of the dead", and was thought to be named for an accident to a funeral party at which 200 lives were lost. In truth the lochan is on the old coffin road from Glen Finlas to St Bride's chapel close to Loch Lubnaig. The pass is therefore named the Bealach nan Corp - Pass of the Dead - and the lochan is named after the pass.
Our basic lodges can comfortably accommodate 4 adults, with a double bed and a set of bunk beds. The lodge is furnished with a small country style kitchenette which includes a combo microwave, kettle, toaster, fridge and sink. There is a Freeview HDTV, free WIFI, lighting and to ensure your are kept extra cosy we have installed heating in each of the basic lodges. If you wish for linen to be provided please select this in the extras list when booking.
Our toilet and shower facilities are a short walk away from the pods and are also included in your booking cost.
When booking this pod you also receive 20% off on sailings on the Steamship Sir Walter Scott and the Lady of the Lake!
This Lodge is dog friendly - with £10 cleaning supplement per stay.

About Loch Katrine Eco Camping

Loch-side sleeping and steamship exploring in one of Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park's most historic locations

It’s not always clear which is the biggest attraction at Loch Katrine, the water itself – a nine-mile-long S shape in the heart of The Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park – or the 119-year-old single screw passenger steamship, (the last of her kind), that sails along it. The world-famous steamer, Sir Walter Scott, came here in sections in 1899 by barge and horse-drawn bogies before being painstakingly re-assembled for her maiden voyage at the end of March 1900. For today’s visitors it’s a far easier journey! We are a one-hour drive from Glasgow and just a little more from Edinburgh. The sleeper train from London to Stirling affords you even less stress on your journey north. From Stirling, it's just a short drive into the spellbinding heart of the Trossachs and the Great Trossachs Forest National Nature Reserve.

It is a truly magical setting!

Along with running the Steamship Sir Walter Scott, the Lady of the Lake, the Trossachs Pier, the steamship cafe, the gift shop, and visitor centre, the team here at Loch Katrine have just opened our new and exciting eco campsite. The brand new facilities are suitably modern. Our new secluded eco lodges allow those traveling light to live in luxury but still enjoy the great outdoors.  Located 7 miles from Callander and 5 miles from Aberfoyle; our Eco Camp is the perfect base to get away from it all but still be within a short drive to bustling tourist hubs.  Inside each eco lodge, a compact kitchen, heating, proper beds, TV and free Wi-Fi come as standard. The largest lodges also offer en suite shower rooms and under-floor heating.

The lodges' prime position means “glampers” wake up to the view of Ben Venue, lulled by the rippling waters of Loch Katrine. As evening descends, the dramatic sunsets enjoyed from the lodges are very special indeed. As exciting as an eco lodge stay might sound, it’s still a far cry from Queen Victoria’s experience when she came to visit the loch in 1859, famously demanding an entire house and jetty to be built for her exclusive personal use. Alas, despite the production of the gothic royal cottage and jetty, which can still be visited to this day, Queen Victoria never stayed there overnight. The twenty-one-gun salute that greeted her arrival shattered almost every window in the house making it impossible for her to stay overnight.

Glamping Site Facilities

Woodland camping, some pitches with electrical hook-up, with access to a shared toilet and shower block. 2 camping pitches are wheelchair-friendly. Eco lodges feature a small kitchenette with combo microwave, fridge and sink, Freeview HDTV, free Wi-Fi, lighting and heating. Basic lodges sleep 2 in fixed double bunk beds and a further 2 in a double sofa bed. A toilet and shower block is nearby. The luxury lodges have en-suite facilities (including a walk-in electric shower), underfloor heating and sleep up to 4, with 2 in a king-sized bed and up to 2 in a fold down bed. A wheelchair-friendly lodge is available. Open fires and charcoal BBQs are not permitted. There is no direct access to the Loch at the Eco Camp site, a fence prevents access due to continual boat movements. There are view points and access to the lochside a short walk up the lochside. Fishing on Loch Katrine is by boat only and requires a permit. Campervan/Motor-home pitches are in the car park and have electric hook-ups, water and are close to a toilet block where there is a wet room and shower. All guests receive 20% off sailings on the Steamship Sir Walter Scott and the Lady of the Lake. There is a small shop on site where a limited range of supplies are available as well as a café/tearoom.

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