Set on the southern shore of Loch Leven and part of the National Nature Reserve, RSPB Scotland Loch Leven offers a wonderful day out for families, nature lovers, and wildlife watchers alike. Indulge in superb food, stunning views, and spectacular wildlife with our award-winning café over-looking the loch. Telescopes are available to get that closer look at the wildlife below and we pride ourselves on having achieved the prestigious gold standard food for life catering mark from the Soil Association. Delivering local and ethical food all year round the café provides a perfect excuse to have your cake and feel good about saving nature too.
Seen something you like? Visit our shop and browse through our fabulous optics range. We offer a professional service tailored to your needs to help you find the perfect binoculars for you. Treat yourself or someone you love to something special from our ethical living range and feel good in the knowledge that you are making a difference to nature.
Formerly known as Vane Farm, we bought the reserve in 1967 as a centre for environmental education and continue this work today. Whilst working closely with school groups, we also offer activities for families including pond dipping, nature bingo, a natural play area, and wildlife explorer backpack hire. Throughout the year we run a programme of family and children’s events and have special activities during school holidays. The RSPB is passionate and committed to connecting children to nature while providing hours of fun and entertainment for the whole family. Discover the creatures that live in the depths of our ponds or head around the pushchair friendly leafy loop path and see how many creatures you can find with your explorer backpack.
Climb the trail through the woodland to the top of Vane hill for a spectacular view over the Kinross-shire hills and countryside. Keep your eyes peeled for red squirrels on your way as we have a thriving breeding population here at the reserve. For those keen-eyed birders you may want to meander down our wetland trail and visit our hides. There is always something special to see including lapwing chicks in spring, osprey catching fish from the loch in summer, and tens of thousands of pink-footed geese landing to roost over winter.