A large freshwater loch with a diverse aquatic flora, fringed by areas of fen, reedbeds and semi-natural woodland. From early April to late August, a pair of breeding ospreys nest close to the observation hides.
The Trust's Perthshire Ranger runs a full and varied education programme. Click here for details.
The reserve is situated 16 miles north of Perth and two miles north-east of Dunkeld, just off the A923 Dunkeld to Blairgowrie road (signposted from the A9). The car-park is situated at the roadside 120m from the Centre, and is linked by a wheelchair-friendly path. Visitors can also walk from Dunkeld using the Fungarth Walk, which is about two miles in length.
Follow the access track to the disabled car-park and Visitor Centre.
Only guide dogs are permitted at the Visitor Centre. No fishing is permitted at Loch of the Lowes at any time of year to protect its wildlife and rare underwater flora.
1 Nov to 29 Feb: open Fri to Sun only from 10.30 am to 4 pm
1 Mar to 31 Oct: open daily from 10.30 am to 5 pm
Closed 23 to 25 Dec & 30 Dec to 1 January
Please note: the Visitor Centre will be closed from 2 pm on Sunday 16 June for a private event.
T 01350 727 337
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