Lintrathen Wildlife Reserve

A tranquil sanctuary for wild birds.

The beautiful inland Loch of Lintrathen has supplied the city of Dundee with water since 1875. Water is fed down from the Backwater Reservoir 4km to the north, leaving the Loch through sluices at Bridgend of Lintrathen, heading south past Lintrathen Mill towards Dundee in the ‘Melgam Water’, which joins the River Isla 3km to the south at Airlie Castle

During the summer, the area is home to breeding songbirds, and in winter, large numbers of wintering birds, particularly greylag geese, visit the reserve.

There are two hides on the banks of the loch, which can be accessed by separate paths. The hide on the east shore is wheelchair accessible.

Scottish Water (the landowner) let out fly-fishing by boat to Lintrathen Angling Club from April to October.

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