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Forvie National Nature Reserve

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Address: Ellon AB41 8RU, Scotland
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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... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Allison M
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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 (beyond 3 mile path) closed for nesting Terns April to August, so will return in... More 

Thank Allison M
Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 seals are, nice views and scenery, no facilities

Thank Jacko1889
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Peterhead, United Kingdom
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194 reviews
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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 picked the right day to visit as no wind.

1 Thank Peter1941
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5 reviews
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
Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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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
Ellon, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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 the water - would recommend totally!!

Thank K8479HSsusanj
Ellon, Scotland, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
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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 Simon B
Grange-over-Sands, United Kingdom
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164 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

Spent a couple of hours here,great walks in the dunes and woods,viewsgreat car parking excellent and well laid out,good information throughout,well worth a visit.

Thank Raggy0001
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 September 2016

This is an amazing area for relaxing and watching wildlife. During breeding seasons you might see Osprey, Terns, thousands of terns and there is 100% chance of seeing seals at this location any time of year. Numbers can vary from a handful to over a thousand. They are best viewed from the Aberdeen side of the estuary, where you will... More 

3 Thank Victor B

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