Sands of Forvie
A Nature & Ancient Sites in North-East Scotland
Sands of Forvie
- North-East Scotland
- Nature Site
The Sands of Forvie is a huge area of sand dunes and coastal heath lying next to the Ythan Estuary. The estuary, riverside and seacliffs combine to make this a particularly rich area for a variety of plants and wildlife. In particular, it supports the largest colony of breeding eider duck in Britain and attracts large numbers of geese and waders in winter. Best time to visit: All year round. Alternative routes provided around tern breeding area from March to August. Getting there: Twelve miles north of Aberdeen, through Newburgh off the A975 road. Aberdeen-Peterhead (via Cruden Bay) buses stop by request at Collieston crossroads, then walk to visitor centre (20 mins) or from Newburgh to the estuary (15 mins).
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North-East is the Private House Stays name given to the Area of Aberdeenshire that runs from Angus, up the East coast to the Moray Firth and bordered by the Cairngorms to the West. It is an area steeped in history seemingly with every village containing an ancient castle and grand estates everywhere. The area includes Royal Deeside, the Queen's summer palace at Balmoral, Speyside and a concentration of much of Scotland's whisky industry.