Facilities at Loch Leven

Full facilities information

Visitor centre currently closed

  • 3 Blue Badge spaces

Car park is partially open due to building works so number of spaces is currently reduced.

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.

Temporary toilet available. Accessed from the car park entrance of the reserve.

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.

Temporary toilet available. The disabled toilet is accessed from the car park entrance of the reserve.

Please note the temporary diversion between the Loch Leven Heritage Trail/Coffee Cabin and the disabled 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.

Refreshments

The Coffee Cabin is now open for carry out drinks and snacks. This is sited at the Loch Leven Heritage Trail entrance to the reserve. Access from the car park is via a temporary diversion and the trail is uneven in places and has steps.

  • The Coffee Cabin is currently open daily for takeaway 11am - 4pm.
  • The Cafe is closed for refurbishment.
  • Masks to be worn (unless exempt) and physical distancing observed.
  • Cafe customers will be required to support NHS Scotland Test and Protect programme.
  • Our cafe has held the Soil Association's Gold Food For Life Catering award since June 2014, in recognition of our commitment to providing fresh food our customers can trust.
  • We use local ingredients
  • We serve our own exclusive coffee that is grown, imported and roasted by us.
  • For more information about our menu please visit 'What's in my dish'.

Pop-up shop available in the car park.

Open daily 11am - 4pm.  Masks to be worn unless exempt and physical distancing observed.

Please note the temporary diversion between the Loch Leven Heritage Trail/Coffee Cabin and the 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.

 

Masks must be worn (unless exempt) in hides, with 2m distancing required. Numbers inside the hides will therefore be restricted at any one time. Please follow the instructions on site and be considerate of other users.  

  • Viewing screen past picnic area allows close-up views of birds using feeders.
  • Three hides on Wetland Trail.

Please note the temporary diversion between the hides and the car park 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.

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.

  • There are two main nature trails and two smaller trails (the wheelchair-friendly Leafy Loop, accessible from the Loch Leven Heritage Trail and seasonal Wildflower meadow trail).
  • The Wetland trail has three hides: Gillman 100 metres, Waterston 200 metres and Carden 600 metres from the start of the trail. 
  • The Woodland trail (1.6 km) leads through birchwoods to a viewpoint at the top of Vane Hill, 248 m above sea level. The trail is fairly steep in some areas and requires suitable footwear. You can also access the Loch Leven Heritage trail and Sleeping Giant trail from the visitor centre.
  • Education room on ground floor with step free, flexible layout, carpeted surface, good lighting.
  • Outdoor learning areas including raised pond for pond dipping.
  • To best accommodate access needs, schools should specify when booking.