Loch of Kinnordy

Loch of Kinnordy


The loch is a nature reserve run by the RSPB, open daily from dawn to dusk.

This shallow loch is situated in a natural basin surrounded by farmland and attracts all types of wildlife. One favourite summer visitor is the osprey, but you’re just as likely to see otters, red squirrels and deer as wildfowl, not to mention butterflies and dragonflies aplenty.

The reserve is located 1 mile (1.6 km) west of Kirriemuir on the B951 to Glenisla road. Follow the tourist signs to The Glens, Alyth and Blairgowrie until you reach the Glenisla road. The reserve is on the right, a mile along the Glenisla road.

There are three hides that provide views overlooking different areas of the loch and a bird feeding station halfway between the Gullery and East hides, where many different types of woodland birds can be seen.

Loch of Kinnordy is a eutrophic loch which supports a number of rare species of wetland plants and migratory birds. There are internationally important numbers of greylag geese, with 1% of the Iceland population over-wintering at the site.  Black-headed gulls, pink-footed geese, water rails and whooper swans occur in nationally important numbers, along with otters, red squirrels, butterflies and dragonflies.

Opening Times
Closed occasionally on Saturdays during September and October. Please contact the reserve to confirm.

Loch of Kinnordy


Half a mile west of Kirriemuir


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