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Tentsmuir National Nature Reserve

Visit Tentmsuir National Nature Reserve (NNR)

A landscape that changes almost as you watch, Tentsmuir exhibits a spectrum of nature from the constantly moving sand at the edge of the sea to the colourful dune heathland. Seals haul themselves out of the water to watch the world go by, whilst hungry birds fill up on the rich mix of food hidden in the mudflats. Inland you can discover the hidden gem of Morton Loch and search for birds like the shy teal dabbling at the water’s edge and the elusive otter.

There’s something for everyone to enjoy at Tentsmuir. Whether you want to explore some of the paths and trails, take a leisurely walk along the beach watching the seals or spend time in one of the bird hides looking out for rarities, Tentsmuir has it all. Park at Morton Lochs and explore the trails linking through the forest and then on to Tentsmuir Point.

For more information read the reserve leaflet or have a look at the NNR website.

Contact Details

Address:Scottish Natural Heritage
Fetterdale Office
Tentsmuir Forest
by Tayport
Tel:Click to view01382 553704

Opening Times

Open all year round. Check website for best times of year to visit.


Species this provider offers to spot


Geographical regions this provider operates in

  • Perthshire, Angus and Fife


Activities this provider runs

  • Estates, Reserves & Other Wildlife Spots

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