Loch of the Lowes

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For details of upcoming public events at Lowes, download a copy of our events programme. There will be an Optics Fair on Sunday 16 August, with a wide selection of telescopes and binoculars on sale and expert advice from our friends at Opticron! To keep up to date with all the latest goings on, check out our wildlife blog or follow us on Twitter

About Loch of the Lowes

Loch of the Lowes Visitor Centre and Wildlife Reserve covers 98 hectares near Dunkeld. From early April to late August, the star attraction is a pair of breeding ospreys, which nest just 150 metres from our observation hide. Highlights include:

  • Get closer to the ospreys with binoculars, telescopes and live video footage
  • Spot red squirrels, woodpeckers and other woodland birds from viewing windows
  • Interactive displays help bring the story of Loch of the Lowes to life
  • Education activities and school visits
  • Regular osprey and ranger walks throughout the year
  • Range of gifts and souvenirs available from our gift shop

Visitor information

The Visitor Centre is open daily from 1 March to 31 October (from 10 am to 5 pm) and from
1 November to 29 February, Friday to Sunday only (from 10.30 am to 4 pm). Admission prices are as follows:

Family (2 adults + 2 children under 16)
Children  under 16
Scottish Wildlife Trust members


Other Wildlife Trust members receive a 10% discount on the standard admission prices

* The admission payment includes an optional 10% donation. This is to allow the Scottish Wildlife Trust to claim Gift Aid. Please advise our Visitor Centre staff if you do not wish to pay the additional donation.

Loch of the Lowes Visitor Centre is located 16 miles north of Perth and 2 miles north-east of Dunkeld just off the A923. Visit our reserve page for detailed directions. Please note: no fishing is permitted at Loch of the Lowes at any time of year to protect its wildlife and rare underwater flora.

An access guide can be downloaded here.

Loch of the Lowes, Dunkeld PH8 0HH
T. 01350 727 337 E. lochofthelowes@swt.org.uk

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