Loch of Kinnordy Nature Reserve

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Loch of Kinnordy looking north from one of the excellent hides.
One of the best places in the UK to see osprey fishing

One of the best places in the UK to see osprey fishing

A former marl quarry, Loch of Kinnordy is one of the finest freshwater lochs in Angus. Historically, it has supported nationally important breeding populations of Black-necked Grebe and Black-headed gull. The reserve also has Whooper Swan in the winter, and is one of the best places in the UK to see osprey fishing.
The view across the loch has significantly improved as the grazing marsh has opened up, and there are already encouraging signs that bird populations are responding. There have been increases in the numbers of breeding waders (curlew and snipe); reed buntings have increased from 14 males in 2002 to 24 males in 2003 (a return to 1999 figures); and water rails are now occupying areas of the reserve from where they have not previously been heard calling, due to the presence of willow scrub.
There are three hides that provide views overlooking different areas of the loch. There is a bird feeding station halfway between the Gullery and East hides, where many different types of woodland birds can be seen.
Limited interpretation and seasonal bird identification charts and displays are viewable in the hides. Various leaflets including reserve trail guide displayed in the Gullery Hide.
Nature trails
There is one linear footpath (approx 300 m), linking the car park to the hides. This path has a good compacted surface with modest slopes and is therefore suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs. The footpath was extended in 2005 linking the reserve to Kirriemuir, around 1.25 miles (2 km) away. The reserve footpath to Kirriemuir has a reasonably compact surface but is quite undulating and includes two bridges, which may make it unsuitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs.
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).01738 630783
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