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Loch Muick

Glen Muick, Ballater, Scotland
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Highly recommend his walk round the Loch just stunning scenery we love it and do it regularly... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2017
Deborah C
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Stunning scenery and wildlife

The herds of deer and the ground nesting birds were captivating - after a good walk I sat at the... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2017
Peter S
Callington, United Kingdom
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“red deer” (27 reviews)
“car park” (78 reviews)
“circular walk” (14 reviews)
Glen Muick, Ballater, Scotland
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Reviewed 19 June 2017

Highly recommend his walk round the Loch just stunning scenery we love it and do it regularly. Take a picnic and sit at the house halfway round and let the kids paddle

Thank Deborah C
Reviewed 19 June 2017

The herds of deer and the ground nesting birds were captivating - after a good walk I sat at the water's edge enjoying some magic moments. Totally unspoilt and a place for reflection and awe inspiring.

1  Thank Peter S
Reviewed 8 June 2017

25 minutes from Ballater, this spectacular loch provides a perfect base walking location. On our last visit, we only had time to walk around the loch, however there are many walks starting form this location. Just remember for cars, you need £4 in coins to...More

Thank Austind88
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Loch Muick is an easy long walk around a beautiful lake. Be sure to bring change for parking at the Spittal of Loch Muick. It is £4. Also take your time driving in/out from Ballater. You might see wildlife in the glen. I've walk it...More

Thank EmptySea1962
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

Lovely walk around loch muick....only downside is the £4.00 for parking which is now a machine so no cards taken so remember your change. The walk itself is lovely. Stopped at queens Victoria's house and had a picnic. We saw lots of deer and stars....More

Thank 608Family
Reviewed 30 May 2017

A walk from the car park to the lake and lots of walks around the area. Our visit was made special by the herd of red deer grazing in the grassland leading to the lake.

Thank John-Rosie-13
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

It was very windy, and rain, yet we did what was posted as 8 miles - do the left side first, as the other side is mostly a road. You go by a cottage that Queen Victoria had purchased. Lovely lovely

1  Thank Mctalker
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Fabulous walk around the Loch with options for easy to moderate abilities. Bring a lunch or snacks for the 8 mile loop.

1  Thank NLitchfield
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Have walked at Loch Muick for many years now, and I never tire of it. From the deer in the valley, through to the wonderful views of Lochnagar it is a fantastic place to walk. We regularly walk round the Loch and choose to stop...More

1  Thank Dave C
Reviewed 17 May 2017

The 8 mile walking circuit round this loch is truly wonderful. The scenery is dramatic and rugged with the tranquil loch as it's centre piece. It is so peaceful and you feel the whole experience is doing you the world of good. Thankfully the only...More

1  Thank AngieNewZealand
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4 December 2016|
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Response from Jake T | Reviewed this property |
No there is no bus or train to the spittal, but you can get a taxi in Ballater, if you can find the fish and chip shop there's a taxi company on the same road. I have taken a taxi, walked and cycled the 9 odd miles to the... More
Raegan L
2 December 2016|
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Response from Gordon B | Reviewed this property |
Very easy. Cross the bridge in Ballater, turn right and follow the signs. Easy, but it's a serious walk and best done on a bike