West Quarry Braes

West Quarry Braes is an important woodland and scrub habitat in an otherwise arable landscape. Willow and elder scrub, along with ash and hawthorn, make this a haven for breeding birds.

Why visit?

Highlights include:

  • Breeding birds
  • Butterflies

Best time to visit?

  • Summer for butterflies
  • All year round for birds

Visit for:

  • birdwatching
  • woodlands
  • wildflowers

Other information

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


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How to get there


West Quarry Braes lies 1.25 miles north west of Crail, off the B9171, in the county of Fife.

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Getting onto the reserve

Walk along the track from the public road and onto the reserve.

Access restrictions

Dogs must be kept under close control at all times. Please ensure you do not obstruct access to neighbouring fields if parking at the roadside.

Nearest town
St Andrews (9 mi / 14.5 km)
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Landranger map


About West Quarry Braes

Out & about

Nearby reserves
Bankhead Moss

Local group
Fife and Kinross

Links & downloads

Reserve map


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