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Loch Leven National Nature Reserve

Nature Centres & Reserves
Kinross Shire

A huge expanse of open water, Loch Leven is home to more breeding ducks than anywhere else in inland Europe. Watch 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.


Road Directions

Near the M90 at Kinross, with car parking at The Pier and Kirkgate Park, Kinross; at Burleigh Sands, off the Lethangie minor road; at Findatie, off the B9097; and at RSPB Vane Farm, off the B9097.

Public Transport Directions

By Public Transport: The nearest bus stops are in Kinross and Ballingry. The nearest railway station is in Cowdenbeath (7 miles) on the Edinburgh - Markinch line, with buses to Kinross.

By Bike: The Queensferry to Falkland via Kinross section of National Cycle Network Route 1 (Edinburgh - Aberdeen) passes through Kinross.



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