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Loch an Eilein

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Aviemore, Scotland
+44 1479 812345
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Great walk

Very cold but dry day when we walked around the loch. Beautiful walk and views. We chose to add on... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Carol B
via mobile

Had a lovely walk round the loch was really cold and snowy which added to the ambience. Snow kept... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks 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” (87 reviews)
“ruined castle” (35 reviews)
“car park” (126 reviews)
Aviemore, Scotland
+44 1479 812345
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very cold but dry day when we walked around the loch. Beautiful walk and views. We chose to add on a walk around loch gaming. It was signposted that the path wasn't maintain. Very muddy at head of Loch. Wouldn't add this on in future....More

Thank Carol B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely walk round the loch was really cold and snowy which added to the ambience. Snow kept off and took about an hour. Would be good for cyclists as Hubby kept telling me. Would definitely recommend

Thank Swee27
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A super walk. Takes just over the hour to walk around .....good path ...loo open .....car park....but you usually have to pay ....

Thank Bakewellsue77
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been regulars to this area for over 50 years and no trip here is complete without a walk round Loch an Eilein. It is one of the most picturesque walks on earth, in my view.

Thank reelandjig
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were lucky to have a lovely sunny day, this is a splendid walk with spectacular views, it took us around an hour to do the full circle. Highly recommend it.

Thank MidlothianSlt
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 5 November 2017

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

Thank mhairiparnell23
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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.