Orkney & Shetland 2019 - Day 25

Dundee to St Andrews


Another grey day, but the forecast was better, so after breakfast we crossed the Tay Bridge and drove around the coast to Tayport. Just south of the golf course is the nature reserve of Morton Lochs, part of the larger Tentsmuir Forest. We then continued south to St Andrews. It was Sunday afternoon so we expected a quiet, almost deserted town, but to our surprise the town was full of people and cars. So we found our hotel (eventually).

Morton Lochs

Morton Lochs were created by the local landowner to encourage game birds but today it is an important nature reserve. The lochs and forest have a wide range of birds and there are several hides you can use to observe the wildlife. As we walked through the forest we could hear a dog barking then lots of voices. Wondering what was happening we came across a group of people climbing ladders and looking into small nesting boxes. They told us there were looking after the small native bats that lived here, and showed us these small creatures.

Welcome to Morton Lochs
One of the paths through the woods.
We watched this heron for a while...
Until it flew away.

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