I have passed loch Leven hundreds if not thousands of times and I have never stopped to go and check the place out before.  I have been to Vane Farm which can be found on the south side of the loch before but this was a long time ago.   A couple of weeks ago I decided that I would go up and see what the place had to offer in relation of photograph opportunities.  Before I dive into the photographs taken here is a little back ground :).

Where is Loch Leven?

From Wikipedia:

Loch Leven is a fresh water loch in Perth and Kinross council area, central Scotland. Roughly triangular, the loch is about 6 km at its longest. The burgh of Kinross lies at its western end. Loch Leven Castle lies on an island a short way offshore.

My Adventure

I decided to park on the southeast side of the loch as I had seen a couple of photographs online that interested me.   I walked from the southeast corner to the northeast corner and back. At the time I hadn’t realised just how far I had walked that day.   Throughout the miles I walked on the east side opportunities for photographs was very limited. Luckily I was able to take around 30 photographs some not making the fold as you’ll see below. Just as I started walking I could hear a woodpecker, finding it was easy, but just as soon as I was about to take the photograph it flew off. It was like the bird knew each time. Next time.

The place itself is beautiful with a large variety of Wildlife and there are hides placed around the loch.

Photographs taken

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Next Time

I do have plans to go back up to the loch very soon.  My mountain bike is currently being serviced but when ready I think cycling around this loch will uncover some nice opportunities. This will help prepare for a couple of sunrise/sunset captures.  If you have any suggestions on where to go around loch Leven please don’t hesitate to get comment, email me or grab me on twitter or Facebook:


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