Surrounded by rough cliffs and unpredictable shifting sands, Collieston was established as a fishing village in the 15th century as one of the few safe harbours for miles around. After a successful centuries, fishing declined as business moved to Peterhead, leaving a peaceful village well worth looking around - mainly for the attractive location and coastal views. Walk south from here and you'll enter Forvie National Nature Reserve, with a sizeable seal colony at the southern end. This vast expanse of dune systems engulfed an entire village in the 1600s; only the church remains visible, long ruined and half submerged by the sand.

[Hackley Bay, Forvie NNR (15/1/12)]

📌 Collieston ☆☆☆
Location: G.R.: NK 041286 ///nests.dairy.centrally

[Dunes at Forvie NNR (6/1/13)]

Within walking distance

>> Walk: Drowned by dunes at Forvie NNR ★☆☆

[Ythan Seal Colony (20/2/12)]


>> Ythan Estuary page: Waulkmill Hide ★★☆☆☆; Ythan Seal Colony ★★★★☆

[View from Waulkmill Hide at sunset (15/1/12)]


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