Morton Lochs

Fife, Scotland  >  United Kingdom

Fishing lakes created 1906 in forest and sand dune area, near to Dundee and river Tay. Wetland and woodland birds.

Added* by Iain Crawford
Most recent update 5 November 2022
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Morton Lochs is made up of three small lochs fringed with reeds, which provide shelter and protection for many birds. The area has five bird hides and a variety of habitats. 113 species are recorded in the area including Common Kingfisher, Tufted Duck, Common Eider, Common Redshank, Gadwall, Pink-footed Goose, Garganey, Grey Heron, Hen Harrier and Great Spotted Woodpecker. At dusk, five species of bat may be seen.



Drive or cycle south from Tayport and take a sharp left turn to the reserve car park. Click on the P in the map to get directions. By public transport – the nearest bus stops are in Tayport and Leuchars. Buses will stop by request at the Morton Lochs road end. The nearest station is Leuchars on the Edinburgh – Aberdeen line.

Terrain and Habitat

Forest , Wetland , Scattered trees and bushes , Dunes , Reedbeds , Lake


Flat , Wet , Slippery

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

Spring , Summer

Best time to visit



Wide path

Difficulty walking trail

Average walk

Accessible by

Foot , Bicycle , Wheelchair

Birdwatching hide / platform



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