Loch of the Lowes Visitor Centre and Wildlife Reserve

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

We’re Good to Go! Advanced booking of admission tickets now available online with tickets also available on the door where possible. Restricted to a limited number of people per time slot. Click the link to book your tickets.

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

Face coverings are mandatory within the centre and hides. Social distancing measures are in place throughout where possible. Hand sanitiser is available throughout the site.
You can find a full accessibility document on our Loch of the Lowes webpage
Please note that dogs are not allowed in the visitor centre or hides unless they are assistance dogs.
Car park barrier closes 17:30 daily and will be closed all day Tuesday/Wednesday when the centre is closed to the public.

Price & Payment

Pre-booking tickets is essential to avoid disappointment
Adults: £4.50, Concession: £4, Members: FREE, Children: FREE
10% discount for other Wildlife Trust members and groups of 11 or more - Not currently applicable
Access to reserve trail is free and does not require an admission ticket.


Summer: 1st March - 31st October: open Thursday-Monday 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.
Car park barrier closes 17:30 daily and will be closed all day Tuesday/Wednesday when the centre is closed to the public.


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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