The estate covers woodland walkways, magnificent landscaped gardens and manicured lawns overlooking Loch Leven. We can arrange various group activities for exclusive use guests including clay pigeon shooting, archery, falconry, Segway rides, cricket, kayaking from our private jetty, boat trips to our island, treasure hunts and the list goes on - endless opportunities!
Sir William Bruce’s masterplan for the estate was committed to paper in 1685. When Mr Fothergill bought the estate back in 2011, he very swiftly developed a vision to restore the gardens to Bruce’s original plans. He was inspired by the structure and grace of the original Bruce design, reintroducing a level of geometric order to the landscape while allowing the present day drama of space, sky and horizon to retain its impact. Lost axes have been defined once again, existing lines have been sharpened with major new plantings and the creation of new contemporary garden parterres plus we have reintroduced the noble craft of orchard fruit cultivation. A working walled kitchen garden has also been built created alongside The Coach House.
Walking & Cycling Trails
We have some lovely walks around the estate and gardens. Just beyond the garden walls, we have Loch Leven Heritage trail which is a 21km trail which surrounds the loch, perfect for walking or cycling, suitable for everyone including wheelchair users. It provides stunning views of the loch and its islands, over toward the rolling hills in the background. See www.lochlevenheritagetrail.co.uk. There are also many other walking, hiking and mountain biking options within a short distance. We have a number of bikes available for use by our guests, and we can hire more as needed.
Boating, Fishing and Picnics on Loch Leven
Loch Leven is Scotland’s largest lowland freshwater loch, and a designated National Nature Reserve. The perfect spot for some trout fishing – see here www.fishlochleven.co.uk. We have a couple of estate boats for our guests to use and we generally recommend booking ghillies to accompany our guests.
You can also take one of our boats out (our team can escort you of course) to visit Lochleven Island and Lochleven Castle where Mary Queen of Scots was held prisoner for two years. Perfect for a spot of sightseeing and/or a picnic, with tremendous views back across the water to the estate.
Clay Pigeon Shooting, Archery and Falconry
Whether you’re a complete beginner or a professional to clay pigeon shooting or archery (or a combo works well too), we work with a trusted local supplier to set you up with everything you need here onsite within our grounds.
Falconry experiences can be tailored to guest requirements from demonstrations to the rare opportunity to get a little more hands on with these magnificent birds of prey, an intimate experience where you will be enthralled as each bird is one moment enjoying the freedom of flight and the skies, and the next, zooms in to land on your gloved hand.
Highland Games & Team Building
Scotland's Highland Games are world-famous. We can design and run your very own Highland Games event onsite here at Kinross House – the perfect setting. Great fun and accessible to everyone. Games can comprise many different activities including Tossing the Caber, Haggis Hurling, Hammer Throwing, Farmer's Dash and many more! For those that want the full Scottish experience, a full day can be designed incorporating bagpipes, whisky tasting and much more. A recommended day of true Scottish fun!
The Coach House Spa
The Coach House Spa is set within the beautiful grounds of Kinross Estate, located on the banks of Loch Leven nature reserve. Converted from the original old stable block of the estate next to the walled kitchen garden, The Coach House now offers a small and intimate boutique day spa experience.