Loch of the Lowes is a large, picturesque freshwater loch fringed by areas of fen, reedbed and semi-natural woodland. From early April to late August, a pair of breeding osprey nest in the woodland adjacent to the loch.
The Fungarth walk leads from the historic town of Dunkeld to Loch of Lowes.
The main road from Dunkeld to Loch of the Lowes (A923) will be closed for maintenance on weekdays from 19 September for 2-3 weeks. For more information, click here.
The reserve is situated 16 miles north of Perth and 2 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 visitor centre, and is linked by a wheelchair friendly path.
Visitors can also walk from Dunkeld using the Fungarth Walk, which is about 2 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 am to 5 pm
Closed 23 to 25 Dec & 30 Dec to 1 January
T 01350 727 337
If you are interested in organising an educational visit to Loch of the Lowes, please contact the visitor centre on 01350 727 337 for more information.
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