Fishing and Bird Watching

Fishing and Brid Watching are two popular activites around Loch Leven and Kinross.

History of Fishing on Loch Leven 

Following the retreat of the ice sheets from northern Britain some 10,000 years ago, a massive block of ice was left stranded just north of the Firth of Forth in what is now south east Scotland. As the climate slowly warmed, the ice melted, and its water cut a river into the Forth at Largo Bay. The lake that now fills the depression made by this gigantic block of ice has become the most famous trout water in the world:Loch Leven.

Contact Loch Levens Fishers our friendly Ghilies will be more than happy to give you the benefit of their wizdom. 


Vane Farm Nature Reserve Loch Leven 

Set on the southern shore of the loch, RSPB Loch Leven nature reserve offers a great day out for families, nature lovers and wildlife watchers alike.
Formerly known as Vane Farm, it was bought by RSPB in 1967 as a centre for environmental education and it is still a fantastic place for children to explore and discover nature today.

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 our three hides allow you to get really close to nature.
In the summer, you could see ospreys on the loch, and in the winter, thousands of pink-footed geese, swans and ducks make the reserve their home. 

Our café serves delicious, local and ethical food all year-round, all with a fantastic view over Loch Leven itself.

Contact Vane Farm Nature Reserve for more information and opening times.