Glen Tanar National Nature Reserve

National Reserve
Record Public


This area lies within the Cairngorms National Park, in Scotland.
The reserve includes one of the surviving remnant of temperate rainforest of Scotland (Caledonian pinewood), one of the rarest habitats in the UK.
In the area there are the following habitats: temperate rainforest (Caledonian pinewood), streams, wet and dry heaths, bogs, shrubs, valleys and mountains.

Ornithological importance

The most emblematic species present in the reserve are: Western Capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus), and Scottish Crossbill (Loxia scotica), which are specialist birds of temperate rainforest (Caledonian pinewood) and rare in other parts of UK. Highlight also for the occurrence of breeding populations of Osprey (Pandion haliaetus), and Northern Harrier (Circus cyaneus).

Geographic information

57.014242°, -2.855029°


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Land uses

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Conservation status

  • National Reserve
    • Glen Tanar National Natural Reserve
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