Talich is one of the largest remaining areas of alder wood in Easter Ross. A rich grassland flora can be found in clusters around calcareous springs, encouraging a proliferation of orchids. The woodland attracts a number of bird species and a diverse range of invertebrates can be found on the reserve.

Why visit?

Highlights include:

  • Woodland birds
  • Variety of orchids
  • Range of invertebrates

Best time to visit?

  • May to Jun for orchids

Visit for:

  • birdwatching
  • woodlands
  • wildflowers

Other information


Hover for more information


How to get there


The reserve lies in the Nigg Valley in Easter Ross, about two miles north east of Hill of Fearn and four miles south east of Tain. From the A9, take the turning to Fearn. Turn left at the village towards Rhynie. The road bends and then straightens for just over 0.5 miles before turning sharply to the left. At this bend, ignore the gates to the house directly ahead and turn right down the rough track to the car park.

Get directions

Getting onto the reserve

Access is from the car park.

Access restrictions

There may be livestock on the reserve, so please keep dogs under close control at all times.

Nearest town
Fearn (2 mi / 3.2 km)
OS grid ref
Landranger map


About Talich

Out & about

Nearby reserves
Loch FleetBelmaduthy DamSpey Bay

Local group
North of Scotland

Links & downloads

Reserve map


Stay up to date with the Scottish Wildlife Trust by subscribing to our mailing list Subscribe now

Back to top