Facilities at Loch Leven

Full facilities information

  • The RSPB Scotland Loch Leven visitor centre is open daily 11am - 3pm.
  • Closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day and 2 January.
  • 4 Blue Badge spaces
  • Large car park situated approximately 60m from visitor centre.
  • Partially lit.
  • No opening or height restrictions.
  • There are cycle racks and parking for coaches.

There are toilets on-site.

There is an accessible, unisex toilet with baby change facilities that can be accessed via the courtyard.

11am - 3pm daily
Vegan options
Vegetarian options
Gluten free options
  • Please note: the cafe is currently open daily for takeaway 11am - 3pm with a reduced menu.
  • Masks to be worn (unless exempt) and 2m distancing observed.
  • Cafe customers will be required to leave their contact details in order 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'.

Open daily 11am - 3pm.  Masks to be worn unless exempt and 2m distancing observed.

A large gift shop with an extensive range of optical equipment, a large range of birdfoods and birdcare equipment, an excellent selection of bird and wildlife books, outdoor accessories, gifts and souvenirs including children’s items.

Located in the accessible, unisex toilet accessed via courtyard.

Pushchair friendly
  • Hides are open with restrictions on the number of people who can use these at one time. Masks to be worn (unless exempt) within the hides and 2m distancing observed.
  • Three hides on Wetland Trail.
  • Viewing screen past picnic area allows close-up views of birds using feeders.
  • Currently closed - Indoor viewing area in cafe.
  • Currently not available - Telescopes, including one adjustable, overlook Loch Leven.
  • There are two main nature trails and two smaller trails (the wheelchair-friendly Leafy Loop 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.