Montrose Basin (SWT Reserve)

Montrose, Angus

The basin is an extensive enclosed estuary of the South Esk river, providing tidal mudflats much favoured by overwintering wildfowl and waders, including approximately 40,000 pink-footed geese and 1,000 greylags.

The visitor centre is well worth a visit, expecially for families. It offers uninterupted views across the basin and a selection of high powered telescopes with which to view the wildlife, plus nest box cameras.

Facilities: hides, visitor centre, shop, walks
Habitats: wetland, tidal estuary
Species: overwintering wildfowl, waders

OS Landranger Map: 54
OS Grid Reference: NO700564
Latitude: 56.69848563
Longitude: -2.48993935