Autumn at Loch Leven, Scotland

This year I’ve found myself more excited by ‘autumn colours’ than ever before, which should tell you something: Scotland ‘does’ autumn incredibly well.

There can be few walks nicer than one beside a forested loch on a crisp autumn day: the air cold and pure, the ground crunchy underfoot and your vision filled with thousands of red and gold leaves, gleaming in the bright sunlight and reflecting in the water.

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A spontaneous trip to Loch Leven with a friend and her dog provided the perfect opportunity to capture autumnal Scotland at its finest. We didn’t have time to walk the full 12.5-mile / 20-kilometre circuit of the loch, but the short, level walk from Kinross Pier to Burleigh Sands and back (about 6 kilometres in all) was no less satisfying. Every turn seemed to present new irresistible photo opportunities.

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When we reached the beach, the dog wasted no time in bounding into the loch and trying to retrieve a fallen tree! The bright blue sky reflected in the loch’s smooth surface looked absolutely dreamy. I think that Loch Leven is just one of those places – like many in Scotland – that would look beautiful whatever the season.

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All text and photos (c) Juliet Langton. All rights reserved.

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