Waters of Philorth Local Nature Reserve

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The Waters of Philorth Local Nature Reserve lies at the eastern edge of Fraserburgh.

The reserve incorporates the estuary of the River Philorth and the sand dune complex, which is part of the larger Fraserburgh Bay sand dune system. There are also areas of reed bed, salt marsh and mud flats associated with the estuary. The Waters of Philorth site is known for the diversity of its bird life resulting from the range of habitats.

Away from the exposed beach the sand dunes are more sheltered and contain a great variety of plants. As well as marram grass there are a lot of flowering plants such as ladies bedstraw, northern marsh orchid and cowslip.

The Local Nature Reserve can be visited at any time. Vehicular access is from the B9033 Fraserburgh to Inverallochy road along a small surfaced track to the car park area. Pedestrian access is available along the beach from Fraserburgh and along the coast from Cairnbulg to the east.

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