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RSPB Scotland Loch Leven

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Lovely Loch

There was not a huge amount of bird life here in August but a few made an appearance, we were... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
GandC_UK
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Moira, United Kingdom
Gorgeous walk

Walked round the loch with my partner and dog. It is a gorgeous walk and flat the whole way round... read more

Reviewed July 21, 2019
O2776NTjennifers
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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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...more
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B9097 | RSPB Scotland Loch Leven, Kinross KY13 9LX, Scotland
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All reviews the reserve vane farm bird watching shop downstairs soup loch leven scones picnic area small birds cake well stocked shop heritage trail great coffee water birds pond dipping woodland walk staff were very friendly
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There was not a huge amount of bird life here in August but a few made an appearance, we were entertained by the Highland cattle wading across the shallow lock and surrounding the furthest hide. There appears to be a new underpass has an accessable...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 8, 2019 via mobile

Signage could be better as could the RSPB shop, very expensive and limited food supplies Water nearly £4 for two bottles A beautiful place but signs poor though pathscaround loch leven are great.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank MattStewart
Reviewed August 1, 2019 via mobile

The wetland has a walk around the lake. Birds are rare to see. The office is managed by enthusiastic staff. Shop is well stocked with books and gifts. Entry fee 5£ per adult.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Satyabrata
Reviewed July 21, 2019 via mobile

Walked round the loch with my partner and dog. It is a gorgeous walk and flat the whole way round. Some gorgeous views, would definitely recommend. It is also right at Loch Leven Larder for lunch afterwards.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank O2776NTjennifers
Reviewed July 20, 2019

Great place for birding and photography, not a lot about in the summer, mainly spring and certainly winter with thousands of geese arriving for the winter. nice food in the cafe and very pleasant people.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank mshergo
Reviewed July 7, 2019

Cautionary warning to those with mobility problems. We visited recently thinking that the underpass would be open to walk with our dog on the path that goes round the Loch. Stupidly, I decided that as I was there I would do the steps. Sadly the...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed July 2, 2019

Stopped by here while cycling around the Loch and was well impressed by the location, the hides and visitor centre. We had our afternoon teabreak in the restaurant and thoroughly enjoyed the freshly baked scones and orange poppyseed cake. The views from the restaurant over...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank itchyfeet2014
Reviewed July 1, 2019

Large site with plenty of walks and some really good bird hides. Nice little cafe and shop. Came here to see the ospreys but there were none around. One of the staff immediately came over and told me a site where they would be and...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank shirleyeSheffieldUK
Reviewed June 28, 2019

Had a great time bird Watching at the RSPB Reserve. There were quite a number of birds on the water and in the woods

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank TJacko
Reviewed June 22, 2019

Overall. too many kids messing about. RSPB needs to remember a reserves main raison d'etre. Dogs were off leads, one was actually bathing in the 'dragonfly' ponds to the amusement of its human family. Another visit had lost his Chihuawa. How can one do that...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Freedom13287545812
July 22, 2019|
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Response from RSPB_LochLeven | Property representative |
Hi, Many of our paths are suitable for prams. Until our new underpass is open there are steps if you wish to visit the wetland trail hides but the majority of the woodland side of the reserve can be accessed easily with a... More
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Stevie T
January 28, 2019|
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Response from RSPB_LochLeven | Property representative |
Hi Stevie, You can find the hides on the opposite side of the road from the café. There is a small underpass tunnel that takes you underneath the road and onto the other side. The trail you are looking for is called the... More
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leedsedinburgh
September 12, 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
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