Just minutes from the centre of Montrose, this tidal basin plays host to large numbers of wildfowl, waders and up to 60,000 migrating geese each year. There are four hides on the reserve and a four-star Visitor Centre for environmental activities on a variety of topics.
By road, the reserve can be located on the A92 Montrose to Arbroath road, just one mile out of town. The Centre is well signposted and free parking is available. There are also frequent train services from Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and all intermediate stations to Montrose. Alternatively, you can reach the Centre by taking a bus from Montrose town centre to Ferryden (then a short walk), or from Montrose town centre to Arbroath/Dundee with a request to stop at the top of the drive.
There are several access points onto the reserve. These can be identified by visiting the Visitor Centre.
The Visitor Centre has restricted opening hours during the winter.
1 Mar to 31 Oct: open daily from 10.30am-5pm
1 Nov to 28 Feb: open Fri to Sun from 10.30am-4pm
Closed on 25 & 26 Dec and 1 & 2 Jan
T 01674 676 336
The Scottish Wildlife Trust is a company limited by guarantee, registered in Scotland (registered number SC040247), having its registered office at