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Loch an Eilein

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Aviemore, Scotland
+44 1479 812345
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great place to walk with the dog fantastic place to have picnic by the loch or in the woods plenty... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Strachur, United Kingdom

We have visited the Loch so many times, and still it is so wonderful for us , we took our son and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Hidden in the forest of Rothiemurchus, this beautiful place is one of the most loved in the UK. Loch an Eilein (loch of the island) with its 13th century island castle, was voted Britain's Best Picnic Spot as part of the celebrations to highlight the 10th anniversary of Warburtons National Bread Week which took place in May 2010 - a big thank you to everyone who voted. Step back in time and retrace the steps of the Highland cattle raiders as you enjoy views of the dramatic and mysterious Highland castle and enjoy the exceptional wildlife of the forest including Red Squirrels and Scottish Crossbills. You can enjoy some of the best low level walking in Scotland. Sheltered by ancient pine trees with views of the mountains, the path round the loch is suitable for motorised wheel chairs, off road buggies and is part of the 50km Rothiemurchus way marked network of paths.
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“lovely walk” (89 reviews)
“ruined castle” (35 reviews)
“car park” (125 reviews)
Aviemore, Scotland
+44 1479 812345
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Reviewed 6 days ago

great place to walk with the dog fantastic place to have picnic by the loch or in the woods plenty car parking space lovely little shop

Thank mirrlees348
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited the Loch so many times, and still it is so wonderful for us , we took our son and daughter-in-law there to see the wonder of the Loch and no one was disappointed , they where home for 3 wks from Australia....More

Thank 807gladysm
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took a grand walk around this Loch today, beautiful sunshine this late in the year! Foot path is nice surface, wide, not too tough at all. We adventured around on the many small paths and had a grand time, beware the moor..it’s wet! But grand...More

Thank monicajensen78
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a ‘must visit’ for this area. Enjoy an easy walk around this beautiful loch. Also suitable for sturdy buggy. We walked, some ran the circular route then ran or cycled over to Loch Morlich, another recommended walk. Beginning November the small bothy shop...More

Thank Jintty2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a great walk with excellent views, I would highly recommend to bring your dog cause they will love it!

Thank mhairiparnell23
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a lovely setting for a nice easy walk . The paths are wwell maintained. The colours of the leaves on the trees we're quite spectacular.

Thank alybongo100
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The circular walk around the lake is just lovely, with more varied scenery than one might expect. It's just long enough - about an hour and a half of walking - to feel like you've gotten some good exercise and plenty of fresh air. The...More

Thank fiona07
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stunning walk a round the loch we always head for here as it sums up the highlands perfectly for a refreshing good lung full of Scottish air

1  Thank mcgregor d
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had only one day to have a quick look around in the area of Cairngorm National Park. One of the places we selected was this lake and it was a good choice. If you go to the proper parking area close to the lake,...More

Thank RaymondWooninck
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We parked in the car park (£1.50 per person) and had a wonderful walk round the Loch. Took about an hour and a half to walk round but there is a proper path. Delightful scenery. There is a small bulding to get coffees etc afterwards...More

Thank Nibbs007
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28 July 2017|
Response from Grumski56 | Reviewed this property |
I'd suggest speaking to Rothiemurchus estate office (they have a page on the web).
Fiona M
3 July 2017|
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Response from stewart162 | Reviewed this property |
I think so. Check with rothiemurcus estate.