Tentsmuir Forest (Fife)

You can find pine-scented forest, windswept sands and a wonderful range of wildlife at Tentsmuir. The trails are ideal for walking, family cycling or horse riding. If you’re lucky you may see squirrels in the trees and seals basking on the sand.

Tentsmuir has a fascinating history too. On your visit you’ll be following the footsteps of Pictish cattle herders, kings hunting boar and bear, and soldiers building defences.


Forestry Commission

Tentsmuir Forest is 1.5 miles east of the B945 between Leuchars and Tayport in northeast
Fife. Follow signs for Kinshaldy Beach. All the common species are found on this site plus
the Four-spotted Chaser, which is a rarity this far east.


Images by Caitlin Steewart.

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Tentsmuir Forest (Fife)