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Loch Garten Nature Reserve, Aviemore

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  • Very helpful staff who told me what to look out for and explained a bit about the birds I could see on the cameras and out in the garden around the centre. It was a hot day so cold drinks and... 
    Very helpful staff who told me what to look out for and explained a bit about the birds I could see on the cameras and out in the garden around the centre. It was a hot day so cold drinks and...  more »
  • Have been here several times.Time before last,the ice was rolling in on the Loch!!! it was really eerie and everywhere was frozen over in Blizzard conditions. Happily,we went in Nov 22 and the... 
    Have been here several times.Time before last,the ice was rolling in on the Loch!!! it was really eerie and everywhere was frozen over in Blizzard conditions. Happily,we went in Nov 22 and the...  more »
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  • Loch Garten is truly spectacular not only for its gorgeous splendour but because it offers so much more than just its body of water. Surrounded by dense forest mapped out with various trails to be explored, you'll view the Loch from the trails as you explore further. If you're lucky, as we were, you'll be serenaded by cuckoos and songbirds. Its ideal for those who prefer flatter walks and there are plenty of resting places so you can draw in its sheer beauty. Dogs welcome but leads at all times to protect the Capercaillie. It's a rare breed and May is breeding season.. we managed about 6 miles with going off track so you may benefit from a mapping app such as OSM+.
  • Amazing place to visit, part of ancient Caledonian forest, just walk and breath deep that wonderful pine scent! If you have time the RSPB centre is a really nice place to visit, if you are lucky you can see the famous Ospreys but there is always something interesting to see (we saw White Tailed Eagles and Goshawks on the live cams) and the staff are friendly and knowledgeable 👍

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