Plan your visit
Covid-19 update: Trails and hides are now open.
** The visitor centre is currently closed due to building works. The car park is partially open and toilets available. Coffee Cabin and Pop-up shop (card payments only) available Mon-Sun 10am-4pm. Please note the temporary diversion between the Loch Leven Heritage Trail/Coffee Cabin and the car park/toilet/shop is via a path with steps and uneven ground and therefore not suitable for wheelchair users. We are sorry for the inconvienience and will open an alternative as soon as it is safe to do so. **
- Free entrance to RSPB members
- Car park cost
RSPB Scotland Loch Leven nature reserve is a special place that supports a whole host of wonderful wildlife and is enjoyed by many of us all year round. To help us continue our vital work here we are making changes to our pricing and we will be replacing our admission charges with car parking charge. From mid-October 2021 there will be a £3 parking charge for the day for non-RSPB members, with a £5 overnight charge. This includes access to trails, hides and all facilities. Parking is free for RSPB members and blue badge holders.
- Other discounts
- Concessions: £3
- Family: £10
Visitor centre is closed
Baby changing is closed
Binocular hire is closed
Educational facilities are closed
How to get here
Buses to Kinross are available from Perth, Edinburgh and nearby towns.
From Kinross, cycle along the Loch Leven Heritage Trail, which is relatively flat and even-surfaced.
The reserve is halfway between Perth and Edinburgh. From Junction 5 of the M90, follow signs for the B9097 towards Glenrothes. Once on the B9097, drive for approximately two miles before turning right into the reserve which is signposted.
Please note the temporary diversion between the Loch Leven Heritage Trail/Coffee Cabin and the car park/toilet/shop is via a path with steps and uneven ground and therefore not suitable for wheelchair users. We are sorry for the inconvienience and will open an alternative as soon as it is safe to do so.
If the car park is full alternative parking around the Loch can be found at:
Findatie: There is parking at Findatie on the B9097, near the mouth of the River Leven. KY13 9LY is the nearest postcode. Grid reference: NT 170992. What3Words: about.insurance.primed
Kinross: There is parking available at the Boathouse Pier and Kirkgate Park in Kinross.
KY13 8UF is the nearest postcode for the Boathouse Pier. Grid reference: NO 122017. What3Words: congas.friction.loaning
KY13 8ET is the nearest postcode for Kirkgate Park. Grid reference: NO 128017. What3Words: infants.gown.intrigued
Burleigh: There is parking at Burleigh Sands, on the north shore of Loch Leven (close to the A911). KY13 9EZ is the nearest postcode. This is centred on a farm north-east of the car park. Grid reference: NO 133040. What3Words: approvals.screen.flaunting
Sat nav POI file: If you have a satellite navigation system that can accept POI files, please see our POI page for a download link and instructions.
From Kinross walk 8km along the Loch Leven Heritage Trail, which is relatively flat and even-surfaced.
Please note the temporary diversion at the reserve between the Loch Leven Heritage Trail and the car park/toilet is via a path with steps and uneven ground and therefore not suitable for wheelchair users. We are sorry for the inconvienience and will open an alternative as soon as it is safe to do so.
Information for dog owners
Visitor centre – well behaved dogs are welcome in the reception area and shop. Assistance dogs only in the café please. A tap and water bowl are available in the visitor centre courtyard. Trail and hides – dogs can be walked on all the trails, apart from the Wetland Trail, in accordance with the Scottish Access Code. Assistance dogs only on the Wetland Trail and in the hides please.
Schools booking information
Your class can enjoy hands-on nature exploration and wildlife spotting activities through our curriculum linked programmes. Each programme is designed to last two hours - sessions run between 10am - 12pm and 12.30pm - 2.30pm. Two programmes can be combined to make a whole day visit.
Facilities include a classroom, picnic facilities and accessible toilets. Visit our school trip ideas page to see our full list of programmes.
Please contact Lauren.email@example.com for booking information.
Contact Loch Leven
- RSPB Scotland Loch Leven, Kinross KY13 9LX
- 01577 862355
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