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Muir of Dinnet National Nature Reserve

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Dinnet, Ballater, Scotland
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All reviews loch kinord lovely walk car park information centre toilet facilities lovely area celtic cross great scenery nature reserve circular walk sunny day lovely place long walk iron age burn vat trail
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely reserve to enjoy on a day out with the family. Great for children and adults alike. Enjoy a picnic by the loch. Squeeze through the narrow opening to see the Burn o' Vat where oral history says Bonnie Prince Charlie hid behind the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Blinkonny
Reviewed 16 January 2019

Beautiful loch. My partner and I walked along with our dog and loved it. Long walk with beautiful views

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Kayleigh T
Reviewed 31 December 2018

This is a first rate NNR with plenty of opportunities to see wildlife and enjoy either short or long walks. Central to this area is Loch Kinnord, a large loch with ancient Celtic carvings nearby and the remains of ancient settlements.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Dramsure1946
Reviewed 9 November 2018

We came here on a pretty rough day for weather but it didn't spoil the experience. First you do a small circular walk which takes you to the Burn O'Vat. This is a spectacular enclosed cauldron scooped out of the ground by the retreating ice...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 676JimF
Reviewed 5 November 2018

A lovely place for a beautiful walk. Well laid paths and well marked tracks. A nice information centre. Great for the children. Dogs drinking bowl and free poo bags. A great place for all the family.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

We had a lovely 2 hour walk around Loch Kinord this afternoon with our 2 westies! Most of the path is very easy, but some rocks and tree roots, and short slopes in parts towards the end!! Beautiful views along the way, will definitely come...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank witchypops
Reviewed 12 October 2018

Great place to get away from it all and say hello to other like minded walkers. Just enjoy the location. Stunning views and tranquil.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ivor J
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

We took one of the walks around the reserve. Definitely beautiful, especially after visiting the cave. Lots of uneven paths so may not be suitable for pushchairs etc but it’s definitely a must.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 548hollyf
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

A great walk with lots of wild life to see. Suitable for all ages as the path is good and even. Drinking water available at the side of the visitors centre too which is handy

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank colinc569
Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

Great walk, shame people have littered though. It can get a little windy, people have also made a m as by having fires around the lake. I would go again, it’s about 3.5moles walk

Date of experience: August 2018
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Celina S
1 October 2017|
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Response from JonathanW478 | Reviewed this property |
If you are able to walk well in uneven conditions you should be able to complete the longest walk around the loch. However, if a gentler walk is required, I suggest the Boardwalk, where the ground is more even. Either way... More