Ythan Estuary and Forvie Sands, near Newburgh

This fine circular heads out along the bird-rich Ythan Estuary and through the dunes of the Forvie National Nature Reserve. It has a long beach section and also visits the ruins of Forvie Church - all that remains of a village destroyed by the sands. Dogs must be kept on leads and ensure you do not get too close or disturb any seals or ground-nesting birds - obey any signs.


Waymarked dune paths and sandy beach.

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None to start.


Parking layby just north of A975 bridge over the Ythan. Open start point in Google Maps for directions.

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