Corrie Fee NNR - About the reserve

Corrie Fee is managed to provide a range of habitats for plants and wildlife and to help people enjoy them responsibly.




Managing habitats and inspiring people

Corrie Fee NNR is an internationally important upland site at the head of Glen Clova. It sits in the Angus Glens, on the southern shoulder of the Cairngorms National Park. From valley bottom to montane plateau, the steep-sided corrie, moraines, fast-flowing burns and wooded lower reaches represent classic Scottish mountain landscapes.

NatureScot manages the reserve and works in partnership to promote the area and reserve locally and nationally.

Upland habitat

Our priorities are to enhance the rich diversity of upland habitats, including one of the largest natural areas of montane willow scrub in Scotland. Healthy habitats support the many specialist upland species found here, the diverse alpine flowers and iconic bird species.

We aim to maintain resilient populations through sustainable deer and woodland management and partnership restoration projects.

Engaging people with nature

We want visiting the reserve to be an inspirational experience for everyone. We also want the area to be valued as a tourism destination.

We will work with communities, Forestry and Land Scotland and AngusAlive to improve the reserve and provide visitor facilities in Glen Doll. We will continue to maintain a path through the reserve to allow visitors to experience this amazing place. We will also promote responsible access and encourage visitors to explore the wider network of routes in the area.

Working in partnership, our aim is to promote Corrie Fee NNR and the Angus Glens as a gateway to the Cairngorms National Park.

Management planning

We plan our management carefully to make sure that the special qualities of the reserve thrive. In this way it will always give visitors an enjoyable experience and engage people with nature.

We produce 10-year management plans for our reserves. Find out more about how we manage Corrie Fee NNR:

• The Management Plan – sets out our priorities and tasks for managing the reserve between 2018 and 2028.
• The Reserve Story – an introduction to the natural heritage, historical interest, past management and designations which protect the reserve.

Protected areas

Corrie Fee NNR overlaps with several protected areas: 

• Caenlochan Special Area of Conservation
• Caenlochan Special Protection Area
• Caenlochan Site of Special Scientific Interest
• Cairngorms Massif Special Protection Area

Find out more about these protected areas and their designated features by searching the map.

Corrie Fee National Nature Reserve
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Take the B955 from Kirriemuir to the Glen Doll Ranger Base at the head of Glen Clova (car park with a small charge). Then walk two miles to the reserve through Glen Doll forest.

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