Carlingnose Point is an attractive, species-rich grassland that supports rare plant species, including dropwort and field gentian. The dense gorse scrub provides nesting sites for finches and warblers, and fulmars can be spotted circling the quarry cliffs.
- Field gentian and dropwort
- Common terns
- Lesser whitethroat
Best time to visit?
- Spring and autumn for migrant birds
- Summer for breeding birds
The reserve is a good vantage point for watching wildlife on the Firth of Forth.
The Fife Coastal Path runs through this reserve.
For more local reserve information, visit the Fife Local Group’s website.