You don’t have to go far to experience the beauty of the Angus countryside and its’ wildlife. From the natural Flora and Fauna to farm animals and horses you can get close up to, there’s a lot to explore and see especially for those looking for a day out with the family.
Other places nearby
Monike Country Park
Scottish Deer Centre
Loch of Linathren
The Miley Wildlife Reserve
Camperdown Wildlife Centre
At Murton Farm, you will be able to meet a very friendly collection of animals and birds, including the adorable Kune pigs, donkeys, goats, owls, guineapigs and these “cheeky chappies” pictured, Ferrets! It’s a great place to take the kids with an outdoor play area with a teepee and tea room that serves light lunches and snacks.
Balgavies Loch is an important site for wildlife. Reedbeds fringe the loch and to the west, there is extensive fen. These habitats support a diverse range of wildlife including large numbers of wintering geese, wildfowl and in the Summer months, even Ospreys! It takes less than an hour to walk right round. You can’t get closer than this.
Montrose Basin is an enclosed estuary of the River South Esk covering 750 hectares, home to over 80,000 migratory birds – including pink-footed geese, Arctic terns, knots and sedge warblers and the odd seal passing through. The extraordinary visitor centre offers a great day out, book ahead online to avoid disappointment…
Redwings Horse Sanctuary
The UK’s biggest horse sanctuary is set in 220 acres of beautiful paddocks and woodland centre provides a place of sanctuary to 90 horses, ponies and donkeys, as well as bountiful wildlife including red squirrels and mountain birds. A must for all equine fans, the visitor centre has now reopened but on a limited basis.