Plan your visit
Covid-19 update: The visitor centre, shop, cafe and hides are open and operating on reduced hours. Toilets, trails, car park and picnic areas are all open.
- Visitor centre, shop and cafe open daily from 10am - 3pm.
- Trails open 24 hrs a day throughout the year.
- Hides are currently open with restrictions on the number of people who can use them at any one time.
- Café open serving takeaway with a reduced menu.
- Closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day and 2 January.
Please note masks must be worn (unless exempt) inside hides, visitor centre, shop and cafe and a 2m distance observed. Cafe customers will be required to leave their contact details in order to support the NHS Scotland Test and Protect programme. Hand sanitiser points are available around the visitor centre and hides.
- Free entrance to RSPB members
- Other discounts
- Concessions: £3
- Family: £10
Binocular hire is closed
Play area is 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.
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.
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.
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Contact Loch Leven
- RSPB Scotland Loch Leven, Kinross KY13 9LX
- 01577 862355
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