Tentsmuir Forest
Highland Cow Tentsmuir Forest


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Tentsmuir National Nature Reserve and Eden Estuary Local Nature Reserve are on the east coast of Scotland, just north of St Andrews in Fife.

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 site is managed by Forestry Commission Scotland, Scottish Natural Heritage and Fife Coast and Countryside Trust.

Click here to download a map of the site.

Click here to download the Tentsmuir leaflet.