There is a wonderful array of wildlife and plantlife in
and around Rattray Head. You will see hundreds of rabbits,
thousands of wintering geese, a huge variety of birds, the
occasional deer, badger, and fox, and the summer seal colony.
There are even wild strawberries and orchids hidden in the
marshy hollows of the dune system.
We are located in the middle of 11 miles of glorious sandy
beach and dunes. The beach is a well-kept secret having
only a handful of access points along the entire length.
It is therefore very secluded, and when we walk the dogs
we almost always have the beach to ourselves. It's marvellous!
Loch of Strathbeg
The nature reserve covers 2300 acres and contains the largest
dune loch in Britain. An internationally important wetland
and a Site of Special Scientific Interest, the reserve is
the winter home for tens of thousands of pink-footed geese
and large numbers of whooper swans and ducks.
We don't know much about these cottages yet, so more research
Construction details about the 1895 lighthouse built by
David Alan Stevenson.
So far we have found four wrecks within one mile south of