for a great place to watch ducks and wading birds as well as some of the British
Isles' most interesting mammals?
Loch Leven is the largest loch in the Scottish
lowlands and the biggest body of water in lowland Britain. It was declared a national
nature reserve (NNR) in 1964.
Take a trip to our lakes, lagoons and rivers where you're
guaranteed to find some extraordinary wildlife.
- Go Badger and Otter spotting in Scotland or get close
to cygnets on a Swan safari in Dorset.
Leven - Visitor Guide
Pier, Loch Leven, Kinross, Scotland.
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Bird-watching - Ospreys.
of Loch Leven area|
a good identification guide and a pair of binoculars to make sure you get a good
best place to watch the Ospreys is from Burleigh
There are bird hides and recommended nature trails available
from the RSPB Visitor Centre.
Find a good place near the shoreline
but not too close - you don't want to sink into the marshes!
out for the most common waders such as Lapwings, who do a sort of rain dance in
the shallows to encourage worms to come to the surface.
Access: Disabled toilets and wheelchair access to the RSPB Centre and picnic area;
no disabled access to ferry.
Loch Leven lies close to the M90 (Edinburgh
- Perth) - take the Kinross turn-off at Junction 6 and take the road into Kinross.
After half a mile, turn right at the T-junction, then take the third left at the
signpost to Loch Leven Castle. Continue for 100m, take the right fork and follow
the road down to a large car park at the end.
Bus: Bus services
to Kinross run from Perth, Stirling and Edinburgh.
Car parking: Available
at Kirkgate Park, Kinross, at Burleigh Sands or the RSPB Vane Farm (off the B9097).
Scotland operates a ferry to Castle Island during the summer months - visit
their website for more information.
shop, bird hides, public and disabled toilets and picnic area available at the
nearby RSPB Vane Farm Centre.|
Year round. RSPB reserve at Vane
Farm is open daily 10am-5pm.
applicable. Osprey watching - free.
Entry charge to Vane Farm reserve
- free for RSPB members.
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