A sculpture of geese by local artist and craftsman David Wilson, reflecting the importance of the Loch Leven National Nature Reserve at Kinross, Perthshire © VisitScotland / Paul Tomkins, all rights reserved.

Wheelchair accessible

At the heart of Kinross-shire is Loch Leven - Scotland's largest lowland freshwater loch and one of the most important sites for waterfowl in Britain. This National Nature Reserve provides a haven for wildlife and attracts the largest concentration of ducks found anywhere in the UK with many thousands of migratory ducks, geese and swans every autumn and winter.

The trail is a unique experience linking natural, historic and cultural heritage around Loch Leven. It gives access to the most attractive parts of Loch Leven allowing you to experience its remarkable history, nature and beauty first hand.

The Loch Leven Heritage Trail is a circular path of 13 miles / 21 km around the loch. As it is level and barrier-free for most of its length, it is suitable for walkers of all ages and abilities, for cyclists, for wheelchair and motorised scooter users.

According to the Loch Leven Heritage Trail website, winter around the loch means:

A good time to look for tracks and trails as birds and animals hunt for food. On milder days, go quietly in the forests to watch for red squirrelssearching for pine cones. On cold days look for their tracks and half-eaten cones. Haunting calls of whooper swans follow you along the loch shore. Black buds on ash trees already give the promise of spring.

For more information, visit the Loch Leven Heritage Trail website.

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