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Forvie National Nature Reserve

Features Animals
Ellon AB41 8RU, Scotland
+44 1358 751330
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Well worth a visit stunning coast

Great walk stunning coast line. Not the easyest to get to but worth the touble very good reserve... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2017
Wonderful surprise

We thought we would explore the coast north of Aberdeen and headed for Newburgh. There were several... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2017
Suzy H
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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“great walk” (4 reviews)
“eider ducks” (4 reviews)
“sand dunes” (3 reviews)
Ellon AB41 8RU, Scotland
+44 1358 751330
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

Great walk stunning coast line. Not the easyest to get to but worth the touble very good reserve. Met some of the staff who were helpfull

Thank stewartdick
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

We thought we would explore the coast north of Aberdeen and headed for Newburgh. There were several opportunities to turn off the road but we kept going until we were almost at Collieston and saw the sign for Forvie Visitors Centre. It was up a...More

Thank Suzy H
Reviewed 24 August 2017

It was an amazing experience to see so mant seals at close quarters. Some swam past looking curiously at us while others lay basking on the sand. We were Livy to be there on a beautiful sunny day when the golden sands and sparkling sea...More

1  Thank Shebain
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

A spectacular stroll through the lush, verdant heather-fringed landscape of Aberdeenshire. Fantastic flora; fabulous fauna; febrile flies!

Thank Tom S
Reviewed 7 June 2017

Lovely walk through the dunes and beach back to the car via the estuary walk. Don't forget to carry water if its hot and sunny.

Thank tylynd2017
Reviewed 11 May 2017

This park is absolutely beautiful and is a must visit for anyone who likes the environment or animals! You can walk all the trails in half a day but if you have limited mobility then I would suggest you walk the dunes path from the...More

Thank orrc1601
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

I stumbled upon here and walked round on a chilli sunny day. Lots of birds to be seen, beautiful beach! Would be a good place to walk a dog, although required to be on lead except at the mile stretch of beach. Half the walk...More

Thank Allison M
Reviewed 24 April 2017

you have to walk a while to get anywhere here and i've found it easier using the other side of the ythan in newburgh to see the best of the animal life as it's easier for the kids to get to the inlet where the...More

Thank Jacko1889
Reviewed 12 April 2017

This place is home for dozens if not hundreds of seals. If you travel by public transport use bus no 63 from Aberdeen (around 40 minutes ride).

Thank karosu77
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Such a lovely day we decided to go for a walk at Forvie nature reserve, handy car park by the bridge and a short walk in. Spent over two hours walking around admiring the lovely scenery abd watching such a wide variety of birds, We...More

1  Thank Peter1941
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14 June 2017|
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Response from Peter1941 | Reviewed this property |
The seals are always there but from April to Aug access close to is denied because of the gull colony. The entire walk in a loop about three miles from car park
4 April 2016|
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Response from Peter1941 | Reviewed this property |
Hi. Just seen this question. Did no one reply. You cannot get close to the colony from April to Aug because of the tern colony. Entire loop walk about three miles. You can also view from Newburgh shore opp colony.