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Invergowrie Path Network

The Inner Tay Estuary is an area of international importance for its wildlife, specifically for the numbers of pink footed and greylag geese that over winter on the site. It is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and a Local Nature Reserve, and lies within the Firth of Tay and Eden Estuary Special Area of Conservation (SAC) and Special Protection Area (SPA).  The Local Nature Reserve covers an area of mud flats around the Invergowrie and Kingoodie Bay which is of vital importance to the resident and migratory wildlife.

The Carse of Gowrie Group meet every month or so in Errol Village Hall and take an interest in maintaining some parts of the local footpath network, creating new paths and orchards.  For more information please visit the CoGG website (opens new window).

Path information

  • A variety of level, well surfaced paths link Invergowrie to Kingoodie Quarry and towards Dundee.
  • Access to the Inner Tay Estuary Local Nature Reserve from Invergowrie is informal and the shoreline can be slippery.
  • Download the Inner Tay LNR Leaflet (PDF) [1MB]
  • Maps of adjacent path networks

Getting here

  • On foot: Pedestrian access points include from those from Kingoodie Quarries area and Invergowrie.
  • Public transport: Visit Traveline Scotland to plan your journey
  • Car park: For paths to the Tay Reed Beds, there are a few car parking spaces in Errol's Mercat Square.  After a walk south east to the river, turn south west along the core path plan (PDF) [1MB] for a spectacular view of the Tay Reed Beds

Path Closures

View our Perth and Carse area path closures page for information regarding path closures.

If you come across any problems on the paths, including signposts and path furniture such as stiles and gates, please report them to us by contacting or calling 01738 475000.

Last modified on 03 October 2023

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