This week, we are in the beautiful village of St Cyrus which just sits within Aberdeenshire and is about a 34 mile drive south from Aberdeen. The beach here is just fantastic and one of my favourite beaches – great to take a nice leisurely stroll along while taking in the views and the wildlife.
St Cyrus is home to a National Nature Reserve and this can be found between the village and the North Sea. The Nature Reserve is full of wonderful wildlife with over 70 species of birds having been recorded here including kestrel, curlew, oystercatcher, yellowhammer and redshank to name just a few. It is easy to see why it is one of the most popular bird sites within Angus! The dunes and cliffs also provide an ideal habitat for insects and plants and is proud to have over 300 species of plant. With so many different types of plants and flowers, this makes it an ideal spot for butterflies, moths and grasshoppers.
Why not take a visit to the village and drop into the Visitor Centre at the Nature Reserve. To get to the Visitor Centre, head out of the village towards Montrose and just before you cross over the River Esk, you will see a sign for it on your left hand side. Take this sharp left and drive along the road for about 1.5 miles until you reach the car park and visitor centre.