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27 March, 2018

Morton Lochs car park closed for forestry work

A car park at Tentsmuir National Nature Reserve, near Tayport in Fife, will be closed for a week from the 9 April.

Forestry works at Morton Lochs will mean that visitors won’t be able to use the car park and the bird hides there. The access road will still be open for residents and businesses, although there may be some delays.

Tree felling work is being carried out to make safe an area of trees which were damaged in past storms.

Tom Cunningham, SNH’s reserve manager explained: “A few years ago we took the decision to close the Wild Walk around the south loch and forest, because of trees that had blown over during gales and high winds. We’re carrying out this important work to make sure that visitors can enjoy the lochs and the woodlands safely.

“I’d like to thank people in advance for their patience. You can still use the Forestry Commission car park at Kinshaldy or use paths to access the reserve from Tayport - for more information please check out our website at”  

Tentsmuir National Nature Reserve boasts constantly moving sand at the edge of the sea to the colourful dune heathland. Seals haul themselves out of the water to watch the world go by, while hungry birds fill up on the rich mix of food hidden in the mudflats.


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For more information, contact SNH press & public relations officer, Nancy Fraser, on 0131 316 6776 or (on Tuesday 27 March) or after then, the main SNH press office on 01463 725022.

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