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Seal Pup Playground – Forvie National Nature Reserve

Shifting Sands It’s not often that a place in Scotland is compared to the Sahara Desert. However, it’s been said that the sand dunes of Forvie National Nature Reserve (NNR) share many similarities with the world’s largest desert. Located north of Aberdeen, on Scotland’s east coast, the reserve at Forvie lies adjacent to the Ythan Estuary. It is best known …

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Bird Deception on the Kent Coast – Sandwich Bay

Shingle Beaches The Kent coastline is probably most famous for the iconic White Cliffs of Dover, which rise to over 350 feet high, standing tall above the English Channel. However, the county has far more to offer visitors besides this natural wonder, with ancient castles, excellent beaches and beautiful countryside. On Kent’s eastern shore, situated between the coastal towns of …

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Creatures Of The Night – Stackpole

Wild Coastline The Pembrokeshire coastline is blessed with rugged headlands, fantastic beaches and amazing wildlife, with Stackpole being the epitome of everything it has to offer. Stackpole itself is a small village in southern Pembrokeshire, however the surrounding coastal area encompasses a nature reserve which is rich in habitat. The region is also home to Stackpole Estate – a large …

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Montrose Basin – A Haven for Birds and Birdwatchers Alike

Sea of Swans Nestled in an enclosed tidal basin on Scotland’s east coast, one nature reserve boasts the achievement of recording over 200 species of visiting birds every year. Operated by the Scottish Wildlife Trust, Montrose Basin makes up part of the estuary where the River South Esk meets the North Sea. Covering an area of over 750,000 hectares, the …

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