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Muir of Dinnet National Nature Reserve

#2 of 2 things to do in Dinnet Features Animals
Dinnet, Ballater, Scotland
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Scotland at its best

A lovely walk iwith several walks to choose from. On the day we visited it it was very wet so took... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Shanghai, China
Lovely walk

We enjoyed the walk around the loch, seeing wildflowers, an elegant black slug, and ducks... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
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“loch kinord” (7 reviews)
“lovely walk” (9 reviews)
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Dinnet, Ballater, Scotland

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely walk iwith several walks to choose from. On the day we visited it it was very wet so took the shorter option. Unfortunately due to slippery stones underfoot we were unable to reach the waterfall. Will go back again in better weather

Thank flemingmuir
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We enjoyed the walk around the loch, seeing wildflowers, an elegant black slug, and ducks (goldeneyes?). At the Pictish cross, be sure to follow the path up the hill. The downhill path towards the loch peters out in a bog. Nicely varied terrain, mostly level....More

Thank Fredericksburger
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Park up and stroll, that's all you need to do. Once you cross the road you can decide which walk to take, we have done them all, but this is one of my favourites. It's a bit up and down, but not too strenuous. We...More

Thank Jonathan W
Reviewed 20 June 2017

Went there at the weekend. What a scorcher of a day. Great walks and great views. As we walked around the loch on the largest of the walk we saw plenty of birds and animals like rabbits, lapwings and frogs. However, the highlight was the...More

Thank Laurence B
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

There are various walks starting from the visitor's centre at Burn O'Vat. The paths are well marked and easy to follow. Some bits are rocky but generally easy to follow. We did the walk around the Loch in about 2 hours. It was lovely with...More

1  Thank yss97
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

We had a lovely walk in beautiful weather. For part of the took in beautiful views of Loch Kinord. Historical bits of information were provided along the route and there is an ancient Celtic cross as well. There was a warning sign about adders for...More

1  Thank Leslie L
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Have visited here on several occasions and its a lovely spot to go walking. There are several paths to follow which are all well marked. The longest route round the loch offers some stunning view and fab spots for a picnic. There are various other...More

Thank Audrey S
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Walked around the Loch which I always enjoy for it's peace and views. Then to Burn O'Vat which is well worth the final scramble, particularly after rain. Finished with a look in the Visitor Centre About 4.5 miles in total and worth every step!

Thank David P
Reviewed 13 May 2017

After Burn O Vat walk went into Ballater for coffee/cake at the nice Bothy cafe ( separate review ) then we returned to same car park and walked the Loch Dinnet circular path. Nesting time so absence of birds on the loch but we enjoyed...More

Thank ajkedar
Reviewed 3 May 2017

A beautifully tended nature reserve, offering a fine choice of walks. The visitor centre is very well set out and the staff are friendly and helpful. After visiting the famous Burn O'Vat (I've reviewed that separately), we chose a 5km walk that took us through...More

Thank Philip K
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