Your Park explained

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Loch Lomond & the Trossachs is a National Park: that means it’s yours to enjoy, and also to respect.  We all have a right to enjoy the special experience of our National Park, so long as we leave no trace of our visit so that it’s there for future generations to enjoy too.

This is YOUR Park: we want you to enjoy it and respect it whether you come for the day or to camp.

A growing body of evidence demonstrates the natural beauty and rural economy of the National Park is being severely damaged by over-use of the area’s most popular lochshores from high volumes of visitors and antisocial camping.

Today, the Board of Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park approved proposals to consult on a plan to radically improve the experience on and around the Park’s busiest lochshores.

Based on our experience in the transformation of East Loch Lomond, the programme, called Your Park, recommends a combination of investment in improving facilities for visitors and byelaws which make it an offence to cause damage to the natural environment and/or wildlife in the Park; regulate where visitors can camp and manage how laybys are used.

From Monday 13 October 2014 until Monday 12 January 2015, a formal public consultation will take place.  At that time we want to hear from you to give us your views on what we’re proposing both in terms of investing in improving visitor facilities and our proposals to manage the negative impacts of camping .

For now, you can read about our visiondownload our proposals and sign-up to be notified when the consultation goes live.

You can follow us on Twitter, like our Facebook page or look at examples of responsible camping and antisocial camping on our Flickr page.  On our YouTube page you’ll find short videos about responsible camping, our focus on education and the main opportunities for outdoor learning that the Park offers.

 

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