View of the forest and fields at burleigh sands near loch leven

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.

Summer around Loch Leven means

The shores come alive ias birds nurture their young. Mallard and tufted ducklings learn to swim and find food in the loch margins, cygnets grow up on the islands, and ospreys fish on the open water. Meanwhile, magnificent and vibrant meadow flowers attract bees and butterflies, and dragonflies hover over wetter areas.

For more details of the full route, check out the Walkhighlands website.

To find out more about all of the amazing things to see, do, eat, drink and experience around Loch Leven once we have all worked together to overcome COVID-19, visit www.visitlochleven.org

A mother duck on a river with four ducklings © VisitScotland / Paul Tomkins, all rights reserved

Loch Leven Heritage Trail leaflet Click here to download the Loch Leven Heritage Trail leaflet

**LOCH LEVEN, KINROSS HAS BEEN NAMED ONE OF 10 CAR-FREE TRIPS TO INSPIRING ECO-FRIENDLY PLACES IN THE UK BY GOOD JOURNEY IN THE GUARDIAN.**