Corrie Fee National Nature Reserve

Update 4 February 2022 - car park open; trails remain closed.

  • Glen Doll car park is now open, however there is still a large number of fallen trees across all Forestry and Land Scotland waymarked trails and most mountain access routes.  
  • The following waymarked trails remain closed: South Esk Trail, Corrie fee Trail, Dounalt Trail, Whitewater Trail.  
  • ANGUSalive Ranger Service has more information on the status of mountain access routes.

A flourish of flowers

The magnificent amphitheatre of Corrie Fee – together with Corrie Sharroch and the slopes of Craig Rennet – form Corrie Fee National Nature Reserve (NNR). The reserve is home to many plants, birds and animals adapted to this harsh mountain environment. You might spot a golden eagle soaring overhead.

Corrie Fee is well known for the rare plants growing on its cliffs and in gullies, like Alpine blue-sowthistle. Mountain plants, such as purple saxifrage, yellow mountain saxifrage and globeflower, grow alongside more lowland species, including red campion, wild angelica and melancholy thistle. Corrie Fee also has the most extensive natural stand of montane willow scrub in Scotland.

Walk up the Fee Trail to the edge of the forest to enjoy views of this natural amphitheatre. Or take a full day to explore the corrie, its fabulous waterfall and even the plateau or Munros beyond. There is plenty to explore and enjoy at Corrie Fee.

Find out more about visiting Corrie Fee NNR.

Top attractions

• Experience spectacular views of one of the best glacial corries in the British Isles.

• Enjoy the wild outdoors in one of Scotland’s great upland areas.

• Look out for rare alpine plants and watch the skies for golden eagles and peregrine falcons.

Find out more about the reserve and its natural history.


Reserve manager: Andrew Ferguson


Inverdee House, Baxter Street



AB11 9QA

Telephone: 01224 266500
Email: [email protected]

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Find out more about our partners at Corrie Fee NNR – AngusAlive and Forestry and Land Scotland.

Corrie Fee NNR is a member of VisitScotland and is a member of GTBS (Green Tourism Business Scheme).

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