Tentsmuir NNR Open Day

Come along to the Tentsmuir National Nature Reserve Open Day on Tuesday, 9 July 2024!

We will have lots of activities to take part in including a moth morning, wildflower bombs, seal and feather art, build a mini bug hotel and other nature activities and a range of walks throughout the day.

All events are free and you can drop in at any time! Walks will require advanced booking.

The event will be based at the picnic area of the Forestry and Land Scotland car park (Kinshaldy) with walks and trips to the National Nature Reserve. A free shuttle bus will take a trip to the NNR in the afternoon for a chance to explore and view wildlife on the beach. You will need £2 in coins for the pay barrier.

Bookable walks include:
10.45am – Have you been to Tentsmuir but never to the National Nature Reserve (NNR)? Then this walk is for you! 

  • Join reserve staff for a guided walk on the NNR and find out more about what makes it special.
  • Learn about the history and habitats of the reserve and see if you can spot the seals through the scope! There will be binoculars and scopes supplied so come along and see what wildlife you can see.
  • The walk will be along relatively flat but uneven terrain and some will be on sand.
  • There will be an activity sheet to keep children amused.
  • The shuttle bus will leave at 10.45am from the main Tentsmuir car park to take you to the National Nature Reserve.
  • The bus will make the return back to the car park at 12:15pm.

Under 18's must be accompanied by an adult.

Please book by messaging the page or emailing [email protected]

  • Venue information

    Between Leuchars and Tayport,

    KY16 0DR

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  • Directions

    Tentsmuir Forest is 1½ miles (2.4 km) east of the B945 between Leuchars and Tayport in northeast Fife. Follow signs for Kinshaldy Beach. The entrance to the car park is at grid reference NO 498 242.

    The Forestry Commission car park costs £2 per vehicle, payable at the automatic barrier. You’ll need to have the correct change.

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