Places to enjoy lochs, rivers and wetlands

Loch Kinord

An internationally important wetland  home to otter, breeding birds and wintering wildfowl. Walks around the loch start from the Muir of Dinnet visitor centre and from the village of Dinnet.

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Insh Marshes National Nature Reserve

There are birdwatching hides and nature trails at this internationally important wetland and Britain’a largest functioning natural floodplain – home to goldeneye, breeding farmland waders and huge flocks of wintering swans and geese.

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Loch an Eilein

A popular and picturesque loch with waymarked paths around it, surrounded by the pine woods of Rothiemurchus.

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Loch Insh

Beautiful loch on the outskirts of the village of Kincraig, a good venue for watersports and freshwater activities and the chance to see ospreys.


Loch Muick

An exposed mountain loch, easily accessed by single track road, with a well surfaced path system around it.

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Speyside Way

The long distance route follows the banks of the river Spey from Aviemore to the coast. You can join it at any point along its length.

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Loch Morlich

Surrounded by the pine woods of Glenmore and with views to the northern corries of Cairngorm, the sandy beach is a very popular spot for canoeing and swimming.

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Loch Lee

Starting at Invermark at the head of Glenesk, you can follow the river North Esk to Loch Lee and the Falls of Unich - a spectacular single drop from the end of a gorge to the valley floor.

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