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Our Nature Reserves

Visitors are welcome at ten Reserves. Locations are shown on the map. The Ordnance Survey Landranger series has been used to give the grid reference for access points. Please respect the Countryside Code and visit at your own risk.


1 BANKHEAD MOSS Peat Inn

NO 447 106 O.S. Sheet 59

Small remnant raised bog with surrounding mixed woodland and fen, main interest acid bog habitat; locally uncommon bog plants in former lint holes; orchids, sedges on fen; wildfowl, waders in winter; hide, boardwalk.

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2 FIFE NESS MUIR Crail

NO 637 097 O.S. Sheet 59

Small area of scrub and trees on most easterly point of the Fife coast; excellent for migrant and breeding birds

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3 KILMINNING COAST Crail

NO 631 087 O.S. Sheet 59

Rock pools, shingle, saltmarsh, grassland heath; Fife Coastal Path runs through the Reserve.

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4 WEST QUARRY BRAES Crail

NO 597 088 O.S. Sheet 59

Former refuse tip,transformed and revitalised by scrub and tree planting; good for migrating birds and woodland edge species.

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5 BARNYARDS MARSH Kilconquhar

NO 484 021 O.S. Sheet 59

Small fen with interesting wetland plants.

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6 LIELOWAN MEADOW near Saline

NT 090 926 O.S. Sheet 58

Marsh-meadow mosaic, with rich diversity of plant and insect life.

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7 CULLALOE Aberdour

NT 186 878 O.S. Sheet 65

Former reservoir for Burntisland, supporting several locally and nationally rare plants, and a wide range of wildfowl; scrub and grassland adjacent with a good variety of wildlife. Disabled access.
(SWT Management Agreement with Fife Council)

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8 CARLINGNOSE Queensferry

NT 132 805 O.S. Sheet 65

Cliffs and rich grassland beside Fife Coastal Footpath.

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9 FLEECEFAULDS MEADOW Ceres

NO 401 086 O.S. Sheet 59

A superb remnant of unimproved calcareous grassland and fen. Covers 12.5 hectares on the north-facing slope of the central "rigging of Fife". Contains the sole surviving colony in east Fife of the beautiful globe flower - Trollius europaeus .

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10 DUMBARNIE LINKS Largo Bay

NO 441 022 O.S. Sheet 59

A system of dunes and associated grassland at the east end of Largo Bay. First designated as an SSSI in 1955, it is one of the most extensive and important examples of of calcareous dune systems in the east of Scotland.

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0 JOHN WIFFEN HIDE Cameron

NO 479 114 O.S. Sheet 59

Reservoir, good for birds, especially winter geese. (SWT and SOC member keyholders)