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Sports and Leisure
peace and tranquility of Loch Leven is unusual in these days of water
ski-ing, jet skis and motor boats. The only sport allowed, at present,
on the loch is trout fishing and the only boats are the fishing boats
and a small ferry.
The loch is the largest of its kind
in lowland Britain and has been a National Nature Reserve since 1964.
Scottish Natural Heritage manages the reserve, which has been extended
to include the RSPB Loch Leven (formerly Vane Farm) section run by
the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds.
A ferry leaves regularly during
the summer months from the pier by the Angling Centre to Castle
Island and the fishing boats can be seen from May to October.
Kirkgate Park, a short walk from the town centre, there is a play
park for younger children and plenty of space for ball games, picnics
or simply sitting to enjoy the views over to Benarty or the Ochil
The old Kirkgate Cemetery, at the end of the park, is well worth
a visit. There are some very interesting grave stones as well as
spectacular views over the loch to Castle Island and the Lomond
History of the Loch
-- Carnbo -- Crook
of Devon -- Kinnesswood -- Kinross
-- Loch Leven -- Milnathort
-- Rumbling Bridge -- Scotlandwell