Cameron Reservoir has a lovely circular walk that will take you around the entire reservoir. Look out for various habitats with all sorts of interesting wildlife. The loch’s northern side has a surfaced path and affords a view of the open water. While at the south side there is a rough track through sparse woodland.
The site is one of Fife’s largest areas of open water and it’s around 2.5 miles around the loch. This circular route also links into the wider core path network, if you’re looking for a longer walk. This path network can take you north to St Andrews going through Craigtoun Country Park, which is a trip of about 8 miles there and back.
Cameron Reservoir is recognised as a key site for wintering waterfowl including a large population of pink-footed geese. The site has been granted international recognition and protection as a Special Protection Area (SPA) because of this distinction.
There is a small car park at the loch’s east side. Turn off the A915 between Largoward and St Andrews, at Cameron Kirk, and the car park is around 3/4 mile from there. Fishing at Cameron Reservoir can be arranged through St Andrews Angling Club.
If you enjoy Cameron Reservoir you might also like Birnie and Gaddon Lochs.