Plan your visit
- Visitor centre open from 10am - 5pm daily (open until 4pm from Christmas Eve until New Year).
- Closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day and 2 January.
- Trails and hides open 24 hrs a day throughout the year.
- Café open 10 to 4 (lunch service until 3).
- Free entrance to RSPB members
- Other discounts
- Concessions: £3
- Family: £10
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
Other than assistance dogs, dogs are not permitted in the visitor centre building or on the wetland trail. Dogs can be walked along the Loch Leven Heritage Trail and Sleeping Giant Path in accordance with the Scottish Access Code. Dogs are welcome in the visitor centre courtyard where a tap and water bowl are available.
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.firstname.lastname@example.org for booking information.
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Contact Loch Leven
- RSPB Scotland Loch Leven, Kinross KY13 9LX
- 01577 862355
UK Nature Breaks
Why not stop over with UK Nature Breaks to make the most of your visit and what nature has to offer. 10% of every accommodation booking will be donated to the RSPB.
Over the past 24 years, grants from the National Lottery Heritage Fund have helped to make our nature reserves like Loch Leven even better places for wildlife and people. To say thank you, we’re offering National Lottery players a special treat, on us.