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24 September, 2018

Morton Lochs closed for forestry work

Morton Lochs closed for forestry work: Morton Lochs - Tentsmuir NNR - L1050-20-0510 - September 2018 - copyright SNH

Access to Morton Lochs at Tentsmuir National Nature Reserve in Fife has been closed to all visitors until further notice, following Storm Ali.

The gales last week devastated the Morton Lochs car park, the access road and the surrounding areas.

Tom Cunningham, Scottish Natural Heritage reserve manager explained: “The area is very unsafe because of fallen trees and we’re asking everyone, whether on foot, bike, horseback or in a car to take heed of the signs that the road and paths are closed.

“Our contractors are working in the area with chainsaws, tractors and forest cranes to move heavy old tree trunks and brash to disposal sites.

“You can still access Tentsmuir Point from Tayport as well as the Forestry Commission car park at Kinshaldy - 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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Tentsmuir National Nature Reserve (NNR) is one of about 50 NNRs in Scotland. These are special places which look after and showcase some of the best of Scotland’s nature on behalf of everyone who lives or visits Scotland. They provide unique opportunities to visit, enjoy and learn more about Scotland’s nature. For more information, see

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Morton Lochs - Tentsmuir NNR - L1050-20-0510 - September 2018 - copyright SNH

Morton Lochs - Tentsmuir NNR - L1050-20-0510 - September 2018 - copyright SNH

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