Balgavies Loch

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Last Updated 4th Dec 2002
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HabitatLoch with by marsh, willow and alder carr. Surrounded by farmland.
Owned/Managed byScottish Wildlife Trust
Opening TimesOpen at weekends. By key at other times.
Location5 miles east of Forfar on A932 (NO535508)
BusPossibly - I haven't checked
Car ParkRoom for 4 cars. Gate locked - key from Montrose Basin Ranger NOTE: Turning in and out of track to CP is VERY DANGEROUS due to speed of traffic on road and obscured view of opening.
Hide(s)One - 20m from CP on grass track - not suitable for wheelchairs. Seating for 6 on benches with cushions! Ledges (wobbly) and windows.
BirdsGoldeneye, great crested grebe, tufted duck etc. Cormorant roost on island. Trees near hide good for the usual passerines.
CafeNone
ToiletsNone
CommentsPublic viewing point 400m from hide. Parking for 4 cars, open at all times. Elevated view over loch.