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Photo by Ken Hall
One of the lochs



A new, still developing reserve, evolved from worked-out gravel pits. This 80 acre nature reserve is located in Angus, near Forfar, in eastern Central Scotland.


Notable Species

Sand Martin which have specially made walls and boxes.


A Green-winged Teal arrived during the winter of 2019/20.


Birds you can see here include:

Little Grebe, Greylag Goose, Gadwall, Mallard, Tufted Duck, Black-headed Gull, Common Pheasant, Common Coot, Northern Lapwing, Little Ringed Plover, Common Redshank, Eurasian Oystercatcher, Carrion Crow, Pied Wagtail, Yellowhammer, Reed Bunting

Other Wildlife

To do

Site Information

History and Use

An aggregates quarry that has been turned into a nature reserve as the quarry work declined.

Areas of Interest

Sand Martin colony is a must see when it is breeding time. There are several hides and viewing screens along the lakes and well marked walks and information boards.

Access and Facilities

About 3 miles east of Forfar on the A932 (Arbroath Road)

There is a large car park and tea room.

Trails are mostly wheelchair friendly.

Contact Details

Tel: 01307 819491

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