An Lochan Uaine (Green Loch)

An Lochan Uaine (Green Loch)

An Lochan Uaine (Green Loch)
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  • Kirsty S
    24 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful
    Beautiful.. We started the trail at Glenmore Visitor centre (small car parking charge) a simple straightforward path. Absolutely stunning walk, once you walk over the last wee bit and it is in view it takes your breath away. Visited many places around Scotland and I just felt it was something else. We only had one out of three kids to moan about walking to it so not bad there. Once there I think she forgot all about the walk. Tried looking out for the leeches but never seen any at that time. There was a couple of people in swimming at the time looked wonderful. We let relaxed for a while whilst we let the dog in for a paddle and headed back. Again the walk back to car straight forward. Would definitely return when in the area again.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 5 August 2023
  • corinneroyden
    Bedford, United Kingdom132 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth the walk to visit this idyllic location
    Hat a beautiful place to visit and what a delight at the midpoint of the Blue Walking Route. The Blue Walking Route is not for those who are not secure with their footing or have no walking boots. Use the Old Logging Road to walk a very secure footpath ( suitable for prams and buggies) to reach this beautiful loch. Two miles there and another two back but so worth it if you can do it! Peaceful and beautiful. What more could you want on a sunny day in Scotland?!
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 8 September 2023
  • Darlene Evans
    Longforgan, United Kingdom75 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Be careful of the path you choose
    My husband and I went here on the last day of our holiday as a short walk before heading home, we read the walk highlands description and set off from the visitor centre following the blue way markers turning left at the deer centre . The broad path climbed gradually uphill affording us great views of Cairn Gorm, the path then led onto a narrow forest path which was very rough and descended very steeply down to the loch the path would be very slippery in wet conditions and not for the elderly or inexperienced. However we arrived at the loch and it was beautiful and well worth the hike, we returned on a broad path back to the visitor centre which if we had known we would have used on our outward journey. For future travellers instead of turning left and following the blue way marker at the deer centre continue straight on at the deer centre and follow the old logging path also marked by a blue marker
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 October 2023
  • Alka P
    Bournemouth, United Kingdom164 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beware the Blue Route if you don’t like unstable long steep declines!
    We took the blue route - which I have to say under described how treacherous this route can be. The 6km round trip involved the first 3.5km being a steep gravel up hill which then turned into a rocky steep decline through the forest and down the side of the mountain! The map needs to make this clearer as the simpler (and less treacherous) way would be to go straight ahead past the deer centre and not follow the blue path left before it. BUT when we got to the bottom it was a lovely sight. Not as green as some of the photos we’ve seen but worth it. The leisurely trail back through the forest was much more pleasureable. And easier on the heart!
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 17 October 2023
  • Trog
    41 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth the walk
    Worth the walk (a hard walk on the footpath but with splendid views) or cycle ride (along the forestry path). Probably gets very busy but we went in the late afternoon. Makes a nice round trip on foot from Glenmore visitor centre. Friendly ducks will home in on anyone who looks like they may be carrying food!
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 19 October 2023
  • Maxine J
    Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful walk and stunning unique loche
    Loved this walk so much, what a beautiful loche and fun folklore story behind it that the kids loved. The only issue is I wish it was a better sign posted / written route. I couldn’t find much info so we parked in a car park that looked like it was part of the route on the map but it wasn’t, so I’d 100% recommend parking at the reindeer centre and walking along that road. Every time we followed the signs to get back to the car park we used we ended up going in circles, so wouldn’t recommend parking at allt mor
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 8 November 2023
  • Fordy40
    Shrewsbury, United Kingdom689 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth the hike
    If you are passing Aviemore then you must visit here. Unbelievable colour of the loch. We did a full circuit which took around 1.5 hours with stops for photos. Park at the visitors centre and just follow the signs. You won’t be disappointed unique experience
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 22 February 2024
  • brambles2015
    Inverness, United Kingdom32 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A really enjoyable walk with a hidden gem at the end .
    You set out from Glenmore cafe pass The Reindeer Centre on your left then straight on, about a 40 minute walk, foot path all the way. then on your right The Green Loch just appears, just be careful going down to it, keep watching your feet lots of tree roots and stones. Then enjoy the tranquility. Special place .
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 19 May 2024
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brambles2015
Inverness, UK32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
You set out from Glenmore cafe pass The Reindeer Centre on your left then straight on, about a 40 minute walk, foot path all the way. then on your right The Green Loch just appears, just be careful going down to it, keep watching your feet lots of tree roots and stones.
Then enjoy the tranquility. Special place .
Written 19 May 2024
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Subteach10
Asheville, NC391 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
This is a great hike with beautiful woods that is easy to moderate difficulty. The lake is pretty with the green color and mountain surrounding it.
Written 14 May 2024
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618serhwee
Singapore114 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
It was my first time hiking using hiking stick first time. A little tired upon completing the trail. The weather was drizzle and cold. Later was snowing (dusty) first time experiencing it.
Written 28 March 2024
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Fordy40
Shrewsbury, UK689 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
If you are passing Aviemore then you must visit here. Unbelievable colour of the loch. We did a full circuit which took around 1.5 hours with stops for photos. Park at the visitors centre and just follow the signs. You won’t be disappointed unique experience
Written 22 February 2024
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T B
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Lovely walk to charming green loch. Filling this bit out more to get to the minimum of 100 characters. The loch was green.
Written 14 February 2024
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Maxine J
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Loved this walk so much, what a beautiful loche and fun folklore story behind it that the kids loved. The only issue is I wish it was a better sign posted / written route. I couldn’t find much info so we parked in a car park that looked like it was part of the route on the map but it wasn’t, so I’d 100% recommend parking at the reindeer centre and walking along that road. Every time we followed the signs to get back to the car park we used we ended up going in circles, so wouldn’t recommend parking at allt mor
Written 8 November 2023
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robert f
Kelty, UK122 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Steep climb to Loch.
After half way up Mountain it goes to very dangerous path with severe drop down the mountain.
Written 27 October 2023
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Trog
41 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Worth the walk (a hard walk on the footpath but with splendid views) or cycle ride (along the forestry path). Probably gets very busy but we went in the late afternoon. Makes a nice round trip on foot from Glenmore visitor centre. Friendly ducks will home in on anyone who looks like they may be carrying food!
Written 19 October 2023
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Alka P
Bournemouth, UK164 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
We took the blue route - which I have to say under described how treacherous this route can be. The 6km round trip involved the first 3.5km being a steep gravel up hill which then turned into a rocky steep decline through the forest and down the side of the mountain!

The map needs to make this clearer as the simpler (and less treacherous) way would be to go straight ahead past the deer centre and not follow the blue path left before it.

BUT when we got to the bottom it was a lovely sight. Not as green as some of the photos we’ve seen but worth it. The leisurely trail back through the forest was much more pleasureable. And easier on
the heart!
Written 17 October 2023
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Darlene Evans
Longforgan, UK75 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
My husband and I went here on the last day of our holiday as a short walk before heading home, we read the walk highlands description and set off from the visitor centre following the blue way markers turning left at the deer centre . The broad path climbed gradually uphill affording us great views of Cairn Gorm, the path then led onto a narrow forest path which was very rough and descended very steeply down to the loch the path would be very slippery in wet conditions and not for the elderly or inexperienced. However we arrived at the loch and it was beautiful and well worth the hike, we returned on a broad path back to the visitor centre which if we had known we would have used on our outward journey. For future travellers instead of turning left and following the blue way marker at the deer centre continue straight on at the deer centre and follow the old logging path also marked by a blue marker
Written 5 October 2023
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