To ensure the safety of our staff and visitors, we are also adopting a phased approach to the reopening of our visitor facilities.
- Visit only those reserves within 5 miles of your home.
- Maintain hand hygiene
- Follow physical distancing guidelines
While you are out and about, please take extra care to follow the Scottish Outdoor Access Code.
Please note the car parks at Kinshaldy (Forestry and Land Scotland) and Morton Lochs are currently closed.
An ever-changing landscape
The landscape at Tentsmuir National Nature Reserve (NNR) changes almost as you watch. The reserve has the full spectrum of coastal habitats – from 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, and hungry birds feed on the rich mix of food in the mudflats.
Inland, discover the hidden gem of Morton Loch, a mosaic of wetland and woodland. Here, search for birds, such as the shy teal dabbling at the water’s edge, and the elusive otter.
Whether you want to explore the paths and trails, take a leisurely walk along the beach or look out for rarities in one of the bird hides, Tentsmuir has it all.
Find out more about visiting Tentsmuir NNR.
- Watch waders and wildfowl gathering at Tentsmuir Point.
- Spot the colourful flash of kingfishers at Morton Lochs.
- At dusk, you could spot up to five species of bat.
- Follow our trails to explore the beaches, lochs and woods.
- Watch seals resting on the sandbanks.
- Explore the Time Line Trail to discover fascinating history.
Find out more about the reserve and its natural history.
Visit our Events page to see what upcoming events you can get involved in at this reserve.
Reserve manager: Tom Cunningham
Scottish Natural Heritage
Telephone: 01738 45 8818
Email: [email protected]
Find out more
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