New Trail Opening for Loch Leven NNR

This weekend the new trail linking  Loch Leven at the RSPB visitor center  and Lochore Meadows officially opens. There will be lots of events on at the RSPB vistor centre, click the link or  contact RSPB visitor centre on 01577 862 355 or email


The new hill trail as seen from Benarty Hill

We have had lots happening at Loch Leven. One of which was an amazing opportunity to meet bushcraft expert Willow Lohr. People who braved the heavy rain were rewarded with fascinating show and tells and were shown some useful crafting techniques, like making cordage from nettles and handcrafting sit mats.

We have also had the first of our guided cycles around the Loch and everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves. More to come every Friday on July the 22nd, 29th July, 5th of August and 12th of August. Book now for a guided cycle in the company of SNH staff.

This Saturday on the 23rd of July at Kirkgate park we have a special event. We have young musicians from feis rois  playing at the grassy  amphitheatre. No booking required, come down and listen to some beautifully crafted songs  at 2pm and look out at the splendor of Loch Leven National Nature Reserve.  Phone the SNH office on  01577 864439 for more information on this or any other event

The weather has been mixed here at Loch Leven but there is always something interesting to see around the Loch…



Self heal-as the name implies was often used to treat wounds



Woundwort-as the name suggests this was used to treat wounds and apparently lessens bleeding


Monkey flower, a non-native but pretty none the less



Forget me knots





St Serfs Island


Reed bunting


Peregrine falcon


This ‘monster’ is a great diving beetles larva, it is a fierce carnivore


Tiger moth






Lastly I would like to welcome Gus to the team at Loch Leven. He is taking  a year out from his Countryside Management degree with the SRUC. Stop by and say hello if you see him working on the reserve.


Gus hard at work already!

About Tom-Trainee Reserve Officer

After studying conservation at Elmwood college in Fife, I am doing a fulltime student placement at Loch Leven National Nature Reserve. This is with the Kinross team at Scottish National Heritage.
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