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How to get here

By bicycle (Sustrans cycle route)

By train

Huntly railway station is 31 miles (50 km) away by road.

By road

Troup Head is found between Pennan and Gardenstown on the B9031, east along the coast from Macduff. RSPB Troup Head nature reserve is signposted off the B9031. You will also see a sign for Northfield Farm at this turn off. Follow the RSPB brown signs until the reach Northfield Farm. Continue through the farmyard and onto a rough track until you reach the Troup Head reserve car park. Park here and take the right hand track through a gate (following RSPB brown signs) and follow the fence line through the field. Follow the track through the gorse until you reach the fence with the gate. Go through the gate and walk left up and over the hill, following the fenceline until you reach the seabird colony. Visitor boats sail from Macduff during the summer, giving a unique view of the reserve.

Sat nav POI file

If you have a satellite navigation system that can accept POI files, please see our POI page for a download link and instructions.

Other ways to get to the reserve

A footpath runs from Crovie, 1.5 miles (2.4 km) east of Troup Head. The cliffs can also be viewed from the sea by boat trips run by two companies out of Macduff. The nearest toilets can be found in Gardenstown - there are none in the pottery or on the reserve.

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Where is it?

  • Lat/lng: 57.68806,-2.30018
  • Grid reference: NJ822665
  • Nearest town: Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire
  • County: Aberdeenshire
  • Country: Scotland

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Note: Some reserves are not served directly by public transport and, in these cases, a nearby destination (from which you may need to walk or take a taxi or ferry) may be offered.

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