Loch of the Lowes Visitor Centre and Wildlife Reserve

Scottish Wildlife Trust - Celebrating over 50 years of nature conservation.

The highlights of Loch of the Lowes include:
• Getting closer to the ospreys with binoculars, telescopes and live webcam footage
• Spot red squirrels, nuthatch, woodpeckers and woodland birds from viewing windows
• Children’s hide with quizzes, trails and games
• Education activities and school visits

• Regular events throughout the year
• Gift shop stocking a range of wildlife-themed gifts, souvenirs and bird care products
• Hot and cold drinks and light refreshments available

Best time to visit?
• Apr – Aug for ospreys
• Apr – Aug for beavers
• All year round for red squirrels
• All year round for wildfowl
• All year round for woodland birds & deer

Click here to visit the Loch of the Lowes Events page.


Loch of the Lowes Visitor Centre and Reserve
Near Dunkeld
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Useful to know

You can find a full accessibility document on our Loch of the Lowes webpage

Price & Payment

Adults: £4.50, Concession: £4, Members: FREE, Children: £1, Family: £8.50 (2 adults and up to 2 children)
10% discount for other Wildlife Trust members and groups of 11 or more.
Access to reserve trail is free.


Covid-19 update: The car park, hides, toilets, centre and woodland are closed until further notice.
Summer: 1st March - 31st October: open daily from 10.30am-5pm
Winter: 1st November - 28th February: open Friday - Sunday from 10.30am - 4pm


Large tarmac car park with 2 designated disabled parking. 90m walk up driveway to Visitor Centre. Additional disabled parking available at the top of the driveway next to the Visitor Centre.


Child Friendly - Children's hide, monthly trails and quizzes. Bird identification guides child friendly. All toilets have baby changing facilities.
Disability Access - Visitor Centre, toilets, crannog hide, woodland walk and lower hide all fully accessible.

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