Tentsmuir National Nature Reserve

A Birdwatching in East Neuk Villages

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The nature reserves are recognised internationally for their very special habitats and for the rich variety of plants, birds, insects and other animals which they support.

Walk along the beach to Tentsmuir Point and you may see hundreds of seals basking on the sandbars. Or visit Tayport Heath for beautiful wildflowers and fantastic views across the River Tay. The Eden Estuary Centre and Morton Lochs both provide wonderful opportunities to watch waterfowl from dedicated bird hides.

There are many waymarked walks and cycle routes through the towering pine trees which form Tentsmuir Forest. Look for red squirrels and roe deer which live in the woodland.

The National Nature Reserve is bounded by the forest on one side and the beautiful windswept coast on the other. Walk along the dune-clad beach to Tentsmuir Point and you will witness one of Scotland’s most dynamic landscapes. Swirling currents and turning tides constantly move the sand and create new shorelines and sandbars.

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East Neuk Villages

The East Neuk Villages of Fife are situated on the North shore of the Firth of Forth and mostly were old fishing villages that are now popular summer destinations for families enjoying the seaside and the sailing. The most famous of the villages are Elie and Anstruther which are both delightful and the close proximity of St Andrews and other great golf courses makes the area very poular.