Barnyards Marsh

This small and fascinating wetland reserve has a range of vegetation types, including reed canary grass, sedges and mosses. Reed buntings and sedge warblers breed here, and snipe may be seen in winter.

A circular path leads you safely through the marsh.

Why visit?

Highlights include:

  • Wetland plants
  • Breeding birds
  • Wintering birds

Best time to visit?

  • Jun – Sep for wildflowers
  • Jun – Sep for birds

Visit for:

  • birdwatching
  • wildflowers
  • scenery
  • wetland

Other information

For more local reserve information, visit the Fife Members’ Centre website.


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How to get there


From Elie, take the A917 (Park Place) for 1 mile and bear right onto the B941 for 0.5 miles. There are three access points: via a kissing gate from the minor road leading north from Kilconquhar Church, or via two kissing gates from the public footpath on the reserve’s eastern boundary.

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Getting onto the reserve

Follow the path through the gates onto the reserve.

Access restrictions

Please stay on the path or boardwalk as conditions may be wet. Appropriate footwear is advised. Dogs should be kept under close control at all times.

Nearest town
Elie (2 mi / 3.2 km)
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