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Merkinch Local Nature Reserve

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

...or cycle, nicely located on the edge of the city and the Caledonian Canal. Plenty of wildlife to see and with the Moray Firth on the other side of the path

Thank Dave N
Reviewed 30 April 2018

I was there like a year ago but have very nice memories of this place. Quiet, great views. Escape the city centre rush for a moment and go for a nice, relaxing stroll to Merkinch :)

Thank Ania Z
Reviewed 7 March 2018

Stumbled on the car park at south kessock by accident looking for a dry dog walk. The lovely track alongside the firth to the canal basin is a smashing walk that takes about a good half hour brisk walking. It’s just lovely and a great...More

Thank margaret h
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Just strolling with the family or taking the camera out for a few hours its a great little place to see.

Thank Inverness23371
Reviewed 30 July 2017

A nice weekend walk with great views of the bay and lots of variety of bird life it eventually leads to water gates that leads to the caledonian canal

Thank David M
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Nice little local walk from the town along the canal to the sea lochs through the nature reserve and then back through the ugly part of town. The rest was nice though,

Thank Heidi P
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

This nature reserve is located at approx. 20 min. walk from the center of Inverness, on the north-west of the city near the harbour. There is a path leading sometimes within the reserve and sometimes along its border. It is possible to see various types...More

2  Thank Irene V
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

About two mile walk or a short bus ride, this beautiful but blustery nature preserve at the confluence of the ness, the beauly and moray firths is a small preserve. We walked it and connected to the Calendonian canal (involves live train track crossing for...More

Thank vieuxbatard
Reviewed 9 May 2017

We spent a lovely morning here on a recent visit to Inverness. The park is not big, but has a variety of habitats and as it right on the coast, it is constantly changing due to the tides. Parts are easily accessible for wheelchair. Although...More

1  Thank WheezeyFox
Reviewed 17 January 2017

worth a visit though wildlife limited. Good paths and close to city centre so access easy. There are otters nearby certainly nearer the bridge to the Black Isle.

Thank Peter N
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