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Wildlife Sites and Nature Reserves in Perthshire, Angus & Dundee

St Cyrus National Nature Reserve (SNH)
St Cyrus National Nature Reserve (SNH)

St Cyrus, Montrose, Scotland, UK

A special reserve of sand dunes, heathland and cliffs, with many rare and unusual plants. Visitor centre and trails. 

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  • Ben Lawers National Nature Reserve (NTS)
    Ben Lawers National Nature Reserve (NTS)

    By Killin, Perthshire, Scotland, UK

    Perthshire's highest mountain with views from the Atlantic to the North Sea, Ben Lawers is well-known for the rich variety…

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  • Montrose Basin Wildlife Centre (SWT)
    Montrose Basin Wildlife Centre (SWT)

    Montrose, Angus, DD10 9TA

    Come and see magnificent wildlife and enjoy a superb panorama from the comfort of this unique centre. 3 remote video…

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    Hermitage (NTS)
    Hermitage (NTS)

    Nr. Dunkeld, Perthshire, Scotland, UK

    Interesting mixed conifer and deciduous woodlands. Above the wooded gorge is a picturesque folly - 'Ossian's Hall'.

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  • Loch of the Lowes Wildlife Reserve (SWT)
    Loch of the Lowes Wildlife Reserve (SWT)

    Nr. Dunkeld, Perthshire, PH8 0HH

    This reserve is well-known for its pair of breeding ospreys. An observation hide allows close-up views of their nest and…

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    The Cateran Trail
    The Cateran Trail

    Blairgowrie, Scotland, UK

    A 64 mile / 103 km circular waymarked walking route in the beautiful Perthshire and Angus Glens, following paths used by...

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  • Balgavies Loch
    Balgavies Loch (SWT)

    By Forfar, Angus, Scotland, UK

    This attractive loch and its surrounding reedbeds and woodland are rich in wildlife. Over 60 species of bird have bred here....

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  • Loch of Kinnordy (RSPB)
    Loch Kinnordy (RSPB)

    Kirriemuir, Angus, Scotland, UK

    This shallow loch is situated in a natural basin surrounded by farmland and attracts all types of wildlife.

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  • Seaton Cliffs (SWT)
    Seaton Cliffs (SWT)

    By Arbroath, Angus, Scotland, UK

    These spectacular cliffs of rich red sandstone just to the east of Arbroath are good for seabirds and wildflowers including...

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  • The Fortingall Yew
    The Fortingall Yew

    Fortingall, Perthshire, PH15 2NQ

    The Fortingall Yew is believed to be 5,000 years old, the most ancient tree in the United Kingdom and quite possibly the...

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  • Killiecrankie
    Killiecrankie

    Pitlochry, Perthshire, PH16 5LG

    A magnificent wooded gorge with oak, ash, elm and beech. Pied flycatchers breed here. Way marked trails by Rivers Garry and...

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  • Corrie Fee National Nature Reserve (SNH)
    Corrie Fee National Nature Reserve

    Airlie, Kirriemuir, Angus, DD8 5NP

    This special reserve is one of the richest sites in Britain for arctic-alpine plants. The surrounding hills are excellent...

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  • RSPB Loch Leven
    RSPB Loch Leven

    By Loch Leven, Kinross, KY13 9LX

    Major wetland, farmland and moorland reserve on the shore of Loch Leven. Geese and other wildfowl in winter, breeding waders...

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    1 St Cyrus National Nature Reserve (SNH) St Cyrus, Montrose, Scotland, UK
    2 Ben Lawers National Nature Reserve (NTS) By Killin, Perthshire, Scotland, UK
    3 Montrose Basin Wildlife Centre (SWT) Montrose, Angus, DD10 9TA 4 stars
    4 Hermitage (NTS) Nr. Dunkeld, Perthshire, Scotland, UK
    5 Loch of the Lowes Wildlife Reserve (SWT) Nr. Dunkeld, Perthshire, PH8 0HH 3 stars
    6 The Cateran Trail Blairgowrie, Scotland, UK
    7 Balgavies Loch (SWT) By Forfar, Angus, Scotland, UK
    8 Loch Kinnordy (RSPB) Kirriemuir, Angus, Scotland, UK
    9 Seaton Cliffs (SWT) By Arbroath, Angus, Scotland, UK
    10 The Fortingall Yew Fortingall, Perthshire, PH15 2NQ
    11 Killiecrankie Pitlochry, Perthshire, PH16 5LG
    12 Corrie Fee National Nature Reserve Airlie, Kirriemuir, Angus, DD8 5NP
    13 RSPB Loch Leven By Loch Leven, Kinross, KY13 9LX 3 stars

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