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About Loch of Kinnordy

Adult breeding-plumaged black-headed gull

Image: Steve Round

This shallow loch is situated in a natural basin surrounded by farmland and attracts all types of wildlife. One favourite summer visitor is the osprey, which you can see fishing around the loch, while in the winter whooper swans and geese fly in. And don't miss the hubbub of the colony of black-headed gulls.

Whatever time of year you come, make sure you experience the excellent views from the three hides – you're just as likely to see otters, red squirrels and deer as wildfowl, not to mention many species of butterflies and dragonflies too.

Opening times

The reserve is open daily from dawn to dusk - it is closed occasionally on Saturdays during September and October (please contact the reserve to confirm).

Entrance charges

Free, although all donations will help us continue our work at this site.

Information for dog owners

This nature reserve is important for wildlife. RSPB Scotland welcomes responsible access, in line with the Scottish Outdoor Access Code. During the ground-nesting bird breeding season (1 April to 15 August) we request that you keep your dog close to you, preferably on a short lead, clean up after your dog and that you keep to the paths.

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Where is it?

  • Lat/lng: 56.67254,-3.04436
  • Grid reference: NO361539
  • Nearest town: Kirriemuir, Angus
  • County: Angus
  • Country: Scotland

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