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, autumn brings:

A season of change. Flight calls overhead herald the arrival of thousands of pinkfooted geese to feed in stubble fields, while flocks of fieldfares and redwing search for berries in woods and hedgerows. Along the trail, watch for mushrooms and toadstoolsLook but don’t touch – some of these colourful fungi may be poisonous!

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

Lochleven Heritage Trail Leaflet Cover Photo Click here to download the Loch Leven Heritage Trail leaflet