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Muir of Dinnet National Nature Reserve

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great scenery, and clean walking trails. There are pretty views around every corner. This area... read more

Reviewed 3 June 2018
Reynoldsburg, Ohio
Beautiful walk around Loch Kinord

Went here today for a walk around Loch Kinord and really enjoyed it. Lucky to have the weather on... read more

Reviewed 12 May 2018
Inverurie, United Kingdom
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Dinnet, Ballater, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 June 2018

great scenery, and clean walking trails. There are pretty views around every corner. This area seems remote, but is really quite close to a lot of activities

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Reviewed 12 May 2018

Went here today for a walk around Loch Kinord and really enjoyed it. Lucky to have the weather on our side which made it even better. Saw greylag geese and other bird species so well worth a visit for bird watchers. Free car parking at...More

1  Thank PortPie
Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

Busy small car park. No parking charges which was unusual!! Small information office but pretty sparse exhibition and no tearoôm. There are public toilets. The circular route took about 2hrs 30mins at a steady walking pace, 4 miles approx. Nice scenery, views over loch, easy...More

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Reviewed 3 May 2018

Stayed over night and enjoyed the many different walking tours you can do. Loved the solitude and atmosphere.

Thank Michael W
Reviewed 16 April 2018

Not only does the Muir of Dinnet National Nature Reserve offer spectacular views of nature and splendid trails to explore, but it is set within an historic region with crannogs, Pictish stones, and Iron Age remains within and nearby. It is a great place to...More

1  Thank Nick G
Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

Had a wonderful day walking around the large loch on a typical snowy April day in Scotland. Lovely views in the snow and plenty of wildlife to watch. The dogs really enjoyed exploring too.

Thank James B
Reviewed 10 April 2018

Sunny day after heavy fall of snow made the views stunning. You need good footwear if you follow the loch trail. A varied landscape offers different aspects of mountain and loch side views. Plenty of wildlife.

Thank NigelSH
Reviewed 2 April 2018

My wife and I stayed in Loch Kinord hotel in Dinnet and walk is accessed from the back of this hotel so very convenient. Plenty of birdsong, geese and swans to see in the large Loch Kinord. Full walk might be a bit too long...More

Thank docdavebreen
Reviewed 29 March 2018

This place is so picturesque and well worth a visit. We took a picnic. Plenty places to stop. There is a car park across the road at Burn O' vat. There are toilet facilities and a visitor centre.

Thank Liz S
Reviewed 22 March 2018

All of the hiking in the Royal Deeside area had one thing in common in that it was all very accessible and calming. The terrain is mostly rolling and you can leisurely make your way along without feeling very taxed or stressed in your body....More

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Celina S
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Response from Jonathan W | 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