Foxglove © Photos by ZoeView 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.

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

The countryside comes alive – watch for catkins on willow and hazel trees and early spring flowers. In the woods, listen to the birdsong and the drumming of the great spotted woodpecker. On the loch, you may be lucky enough to see the courtship dance of the great crested grebe. Don’t forget to watch overhead for swallows and sand martins, returning from Africa in early April.

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