Loch Leven Heritage Trail Scooters

Some very welcome news, Loch Leven’s Trail Scooter mobility loan scheme has resumed after a hiatus of almost 18 months due to the pandemic. During this time Kinross-shire Partnership who oversees the scheme took the opportunity to upgrade the trail scooters.

The scooters are a great way to bring people closer to nature. They have a 25 miles range and can travel 4 miles an hour allowing access for all to enjoy the 13 miles / 21 km Loch Leven Heritage Trail a circular track around the beautiful Loch Leven National Nature Reserve which is level and barrier-free for most of its length, making it perfect for walkers of all ages and abilities, cyclists, wheelchair and of course the Trail Scooters. Much of the National Nature Reserve is managed by Nature Scot and is internationally renowned for the number of different bird species that visit throughout the year. Nature Scot maintains wildlife viewing hides at 3 locations around the trail which are open to all and accessible to the scooters.

On its 13 mile route, this easy access trail passes through a whole variety of different wildlife habitats and offers some spectacular vistas of Loch Leven & the Lomond Hills. The trail also passes through the RSPB nature reserve and thanks to a new underpass below the main road gives access from the loch-side trail to the RSPB visitor centre, café, shop, and toilets. Loch Leven’s Larder is also a welcome stop for visitors to enjoy some retail therapy or sit in their cafés, gift shop, food hall or canopy area to drink in the views over Loch Leven.

Archie Hipwell, Chair of Kinross-shire Partnership explained “For the past 10 years, the Kinross-shire Partnership has sponsored free use of trail scooters 7 days per week, for use by locals and visitors alike, from Loch Leven’s Larder and more recently RSPB Loch Leven. It’s a wonderful scheme that enables access for all and allows families and friends to participate in outings and have time together enjoying fresh air and nature, particularly important now, more than ever, for both health and wellbeing.”

“Partnership is indebted to the local community and variety of partners without whom the scheme would not operate. First and foremost to the staff at Loch Leven’s Larder and RSPB but also to John at Loch Leven Cycles who kindly does weekly checks on them.”

The Scooters are available seven days a week to anyone with mobility issues, local or visiting from elsewhere, and are free of charge. A minimum £10 donation from users is suggested, and these donations go directly towards the annual running costs, which are around £600 per scooter.

Anyone wishing to book the Scooters must book in advance by contacting Loch Leven’s Larder 01592 841000 and from September 2021 RSPB Loch Leven 01577 862355. More information is available on Loch Leven’s Larder webpage www.lochlevenslarder.com/2021/06/09/trail-scooters-at-loch-leven/

Offer available throughout Sept
am and pm sessions available

Booking required: 01592 841000

Loch Leven’s Larder
Channel Farm near Kinross, KY13 9HD

September 29 @ 09:00
09:00 — 17:00

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