To ensure the safety of our staff and visitors, we are adopting a phased approach to the reopening of our visitor facilities. Our car parks can now be accessed by locals.

We ask that you continue to follow Scottish Government and NHS guidelines and help protect yourself, your family and your local community:

  • Visit only those reserves within 5 miles of your home.
  • Maintain hand hygiene
  • Follow physical distancing guidelines

While you are out and about, please take extra care to follow the Scottish Outdoor Access Code.

The RSPB visitor centre, shop, toilets, and hides at Loch Leven are also closed. 

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.

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

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.

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

Spring around Loch Leven means:

You can listen to birdsong to your heart's content and spot great crested grebe, swallows and sand martins. Catkins on willow, hazel trees and early spring flowers add a wash of colour to the Trail.

Click here to download the
Loch Leven Heritage Trail leaflet

Lochleven Heritage Trail Leaflet Cover Photo

**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.**