Merkinch Local Nature Reserve

Merkinch Local Nature Reserve

Merkinch Local Nature Reserve
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Yaron E
Hadera, Israel245 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Nice stroll along the shore. Marsh lands with some birds.
It is a popular dog walking trail with the locals
If you have some spare time you can go there
Written 6 September 2022
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rainbowdolphin90
Edinburgh, UK639 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Lovely clean place to walk. The woman in the little old ferry ticket office is very knowledgeable about the area and the displays give interesting information about the area. The walk along the shore path is peaceful and scenic with delightful views over the firth. The path leads onto the Caledonian canal towpath and makes a gorgeous, peaceful walk. Spotted the flash of a kingfisher, and a heron fishing
Written 26 July 2022
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zenn91
Vicenza, Italy360 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
I'm not sure how we reached the place as we were just walking along the shore, but what a lovely surprise find such a nice place so close to Inverness city centre.
In the area there are some paths along wood and pools where is possible to spot wildlife, we spotted ducks and grey herons but if you are lucky you can spot kingfisher too.
The real highlight tought is the path facing the Moray firth who shows his best potential at low tide when plenty of birds come to feed and it's possible to spot oystercatchers, swans ,curlew, geese , ducks and so on.
Well worth a visit.
Written 3 October 2021
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Tessa F
Paignton, Devon33 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Couples
This is not a nature reserve ! The small area at the mouth of the river with a path around is littered with cans, empty packets & its full of dead trees. Calling it a Nature Reserve really stretches the imagination.
Please tidy this area up - provide bins, voluntary watdens- it need love not litter !
Written 12 October 2020
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Davy1950inv
Inverness, UK146 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
This is a lovely area to walk through, with well set out paths and walkways.Have spotted deer,cranes,kingfishers as well as lots of geese and ducks.Well worth a visit.
Written 23 September 2019
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Christine D
Beauly, UK36 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
There's not much wildlife to see, but walking through the reserve and along the canal you see much of interest. It's close to the city centre and yet a very peaceful area, well-kept and popular, though uncrowded. We love to examine the huge variety of boats moored in the basin, watch them go through the various locks and see the road and rail bridges opened for passage. There are plenty of ducks in the basin, though few seen in the reserve itself. Good for a quiet stroll, dog walking or family interest.
Written 2 September 2019
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KPR1955
Deeside, UK1,852 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Friends
I’m not so sure this is an actual nature reserve, when I visited there was 1 heron, i don’t think that constitutes a reserve but maybe it was a question of timing. It is certainly a nice place to visit for a calm walk, around the lock gates to the Caledonian Canal, across the single track railway and around. It’s pleasant, it’s clean and tidy and you can park reasonably easily. You have the huge Inverness bridge also as your backdrop.
Written 28 August 2019
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loblie
Budapest, Hungary92 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Family
Maybe we were there at the wrong time, I'm sure the place looks different at high tide. We saw some birds (sorry, I don't know the species, but see the photo), and had a leisurely walk around. One tip: if you want to reach the place by public transport, do not believe Google, there is only one bus that serves the area, No7. It goes from the city centre every 30 minutes. However, plan the outing for the morning or early afternoon, since the last bus back goes around 6pm.
Written 11 July 2019
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Iain M
8 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Family
We were in the area and saw some good reviews. I’m sure they must have been reviewing something else as the “nature reserve” consisted of a manky pond and a muddy field. I think we were more likely to see a dead animal than a live one!
Written 7 June 2019
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Paul D
Downham Market, UK593 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Couples
So close to the city and very quiet. Lots of parking and a nice walk to the Caledonian canal. Lovely setting lots to see a real find.
Written 26 July 2018
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