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Forvie National Nature Reserve

#3 of 10 things to do in Ellon Features Animals
Ellon AB41 8RU, Scotland
+44 1358 751330
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Lovely walk through the dunes and beach back to the car via the estuary walk. Don't forget to carry... read more

Reviewed 7 June 2017
Moray, United Kingdom
A must see!

This park is absolutely beautiful and is a must visit for anyone who likes the environment or... read more

Reviewed 12 May 2017
Melbourne, Australia
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“sand dunes” (3 reviews)
“great walk” (3 reviews)
“eider ducks” (3 reviews)
Ellon AB41 8RU, Scotland
+44 1358 751330
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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 12 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
Reviewed 12 February 2017

I have walked the Forvie Nature Reserve often, and each time I find something new to look at. Even on a dull and rainy day it is wonderful.

Thank Frances J
Reviewed 1 January 2017

A fantastic, beautiful, peaceful place to walk and enjoy the wonderful scenery. It really is a beautiful place to be.

Thank Perin73
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Went to forvie sands with the border terrier walking club - about 8 border terriers in all - had a great 2 hour walk - it was a beautiful day which helped - all dogs had a great time on the sand and playing in...More

Thank K8479HSsusanj
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely walk, topped off by a quick look in the visitor Centre where the lady looked out a squirrel and a killer whale poster/play sheet for my daughter - she loved finding the 'sleeping' fish.

Thank caesar911t
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15 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|
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.