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RSPB Scotland Loch Leven

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B9097 | RSPB Scotland Loch Leven, Kinross KY13 9LX, Scotland
+44 1577 862355
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We really enjoyed our morning visit in rather damp conditions but this didn't stop us enjoying a... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Roberta R
Sevenoaks, United Kingdon
Great spot, great welcome

Stopped for morning coffee on our way north. Lovely site, looking over the Loch. Only issue is the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Set on the southern shore of the loch, RSPB Scotland Loch Leven nature reserve offers a great day out for families, nature lovers and wildlife watchers alike. Formerly known as Vane Farm, the RSPB bought the reserve in 1967 as a centre for environmental education and it is still a fantastic place for children to explore and discover nature today. Visitors can climb the trail through the woodland to the top of Vane Hill for a spectacular view over the Kinross-shire hills and countryside, or meander down to the wetland trail where three hides allow people to get really close to nature. In the summer, ospreys fish on the loch, and in the winter, thousands of pink-footed geese, swans and ducks make the reserve their home.
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B9097 | RSPB Scotland Loch Leven, Kinross KY13 9LX, Scotland
+44 1577 862355
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We really enjoyed our morning visit in rather damp conditions but this didn't stop us enjoying a spot of bird watching and it was really interesting having some volunteers around us to share with us their expertise. So thank you very much to them (they...More

Thank Roberta R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped for morning coffee on our way north. Lovely site, looking over the Loch. Only issue is the cafe is upstairs for those with mobility problems. Very friendly, super view, including scopes to watch the wildlife. Scone made with local flour, warm from the oven...More

Thank drpetembe
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I ended up spending more time here than I thought I would. Fascinating watching and listening to the birds, and walking beside the loch looking at what was growing around me. One can walk all the way round the loch (13 miles) and go through...More

Thank Essbee53
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In a great position with plenty of different areas to explore with well marked paths. Very helpful staff (many thanks, volunteer Ian), and excellent food in the cafe. We were able to see an Osprey through a scope, a Kingfisher from a hide and a...More

Thank pglSouthport
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I went here to look at the birds on the loch and to go for a nice walk round it. We saw a cool looking egret and a heron, a few ducks and a swan so we had a pleasant time. The...More

Thank TheGlobetrotta
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

Being RSPB life members we try to visit RSPB Reserves wherever we go in the UK. This reserve is in a good location at the side of Loch Leven. It has a decent Coffee Shop that sells good homemade food. You get good views of...More

Thank Steve C
Reviewed 18 August 2017

We stopped off here not knowing what to expect and were really impressed with it. There's a cafe, gift shop and lots of lovely walks on the grounds. It had all been freshly decorated and there are lots of cute birdwatching spots/tips. We attempted he...More

1  Thank ak_in_bed
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

We just visited the cafe for lunch as a break on our long journey. It was a welcome change from the usual motorway fare, set overlooking the loch with lovely views whilst you eat. The food was very tasty - homemade and decent quality. I...More

1  Thank nutwood_wanderer
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Nice walks and we saw a good variety of birds. Good cafe, and friendly staff. Slightly pricey entrance fee. (£5 each adult).

Thank Nick D
Reviewed 27 July 2017

We visited on a day when it was sunny and warm. We saw loads of birds. We even saw the Hen harrier which I don't think is common now in many parts of Britain, I certainly have never seen one before; this was my first....More

1  Thank Christine C
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12 September 2015|
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Response from tabelmabel |
You can't really cycle round the reserve as such but the loch leven path cuts through the middle of the reserve and it's ideal for cycling round the loch. If you wanted to visit the bird reserve, you could certainly cycle to... More
Pat E
31 January 2015|
Response from tabelmabel |
It would depend on the nature of your disability. If you are wheelchair bound then you can access the whole building and the cafe with telescopes as there is a ramp up. There is disabled parking (very limited) and disabled... More