PUBLIC NOTICE: Access to Cullaloe car park will be closed from Thursday 1st to Sunday 4th February to carry out essential drainage works. We apologise for the inconvenience caused.

Cullaloe originally had two reservoirs, one of which has been drained. Willow scrub now thrives here, and there are areas of open water, wildflower meadow and marsh. Lapwings and sedge warblers breed here, and great crested grebes and teals visit during winter.

Why visit?

Highlights include:

  • Rare plants such as mudwort
  • Warblers and wildfowl
  • Butterflies

Best time to visit?

  • Summer for warblers & wildflowers
  • Summer for dragonflies
  • Summer for butterflies
  • Winter for wildfowl

Visit for:

  • birdwatching
  • woodlands
  • grasslands
  • wildflowers
  • scenery
  • butterflies

Other information

The path to the viewing screen is wheelchair accessible.

Cullaloe is a Local Nature Reserve as well as being part of a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). For more local reserve information, visit the Fife Members’ Centre website.


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How to get there


The reserve is located beside and to the south of the B9157, about 1.3 miles north of Aberdour. At Cullaloe Cottage on the B9157, turn right and follow the road down to the car park.

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Getting onto the reserve

Follow the paths onto the reserve.

Access restrictions

The path to the viewing screen is wheelchair accessible. Car park may be closed overnight. Dogs must be kept under close control at all times due to presence of livestock.

Nearest town
Aberdour (2 mi / 3.2 km)
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About Cullaloe

Out & about

Nearby reserves
Carlingnose Point

Local group
Fife and Kinross

Links & downloads

Reserve map


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