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 1600's; only the church remains visible, long ruined and half submerged by the sand.

[Hackley Bay, Forvie NNR (January 2012)]

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

[Dunes at Forvie NNR (January 2013)]

Within walking distance

>> see separate post for Walk: Drowned by dunes at Forvie NNR ★☆☆

[Ythan Seal Colony (February 2012)]


>> see Ythan Estuary post for Waulkmill Hide ★★☆☆☆; Ythan Seal Colony ★★★★☆

[View from Waulkmill Hide at sunset (January 2012)]


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