Loch Leven Nature Reserve

Nature Centres & Reserves

Loch Leven Nature Reserve, Loch Leven, Near Kinross, Perthshire, KY13

    Loch Leven National Nature Reserve features a large expanse of open water which is the ideal home for a variety of birds.

    There are a number of viewing hides and woodland trails. See the quiet persistence of tufted duck and teal dabbling for food, or marvel at the awe-inspiring sight of huge flocks of wintering wildfowl. In summer, ospreys patrol the loch in search of a fish supper, whilst on the marshy edges your nose might be sensitive enough to lead you to the sweetly scented holy grass, an ancient form of incense.

    There is an all-abilities Loch Leven Heritage Trail which covers 12 km (8 miles) of the loch shore from Kinross to the Loch Leven RSPB Visitor Centre, which has a shop, tearoom, bird hides and nature trail.

    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2014 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2014 - 31 Dec 2014

    Facilities

    • Picnic Area

    Public Transport Directions

    Getting there by railway:- The closest rail stations are at Perth, Gleneagles, Stirling and Bridge of Allan. Car hire from there to Kinross and Loch Leven. Full details Kinross Tourist Information Centre.



    Getting there by aeroplane:- From Edinburgh Airport follow the M90 north to Kinross, leave the motorway at junction 5. For Kinross town (from where there is well signed access to Kirkgate Park) follow the B996 for approx 3 miles. For the RSPB Vane Farm Visitor Centre and Nature Reserve, leave the motorway at junction 5 and take the B9097 for 1.5 miles.
    From Glasgow Airport head north on the M80/A80, at Stirling branch off to the east, taking the A91 and then the A977 to reach Kinross.



    Getting there by ferry:- From the port of Rosyth follow the M90 north to Kinross. Leave the motorway at junction 5. For Kinross town (from where there is well signed access to Kirkgate Park) follow the B996 for approx 3 miles. For the RSPB Vane Farm Visitor Centre and Nature Reserve, leave the motorway at junction 5 and take the B9097 for 1.5 miles.



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