Join for FREE
It only takes a minute!
Murton Nature Reserve
A new, still developing reserve, evolved from worked-out gravel pits. This 80 acre nature reserve is located in Angus, near Forfar, in eastern Central Scotland.
 Notable Species
Sand Martin which have specially made walls and boxes.
Birds you can see here include:
Little Grebe, Greylag Goose, Gadwall, Mallard, Tufted Duck, Black-headed Gull, Common Pheasant, Common Coot, Northern Lapwing, Little Ringed Plover, Common Redshank, Eurasian Oystercatcher, Carrion Crow, Pied Wagtail, Yellowhammer, Reed Bunting
 Other Wildlife
 Site Information
 History and Use
An aggregates quarry that has been turned into a nature reserve as the quarry work declined.
 Areas of Interest
Sand Martin colony is a must see when it is breeding time. There are several hides and viewing screens along the lakes and well marked walks and information boards.
 Access and Facilities
About 3 miles east of Forfar on the A932 (Arbroath Road)
 Contact Details
Tel: 01307 819491
 External Links