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Merkinch Local Nature Reserve

#38 of 86 things to do in Inverness Features Animals
4 Grant Street, Inverness IV3 8BL, Scotland
+44 1463 718989
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2 weeks ago
“Gentle walk through varied habitats”
17 Jan 2017
“A quiet haven though limited wildlife”
4 Grant Street, Inverness IV3 8BL, Scotland
+44 1463 718989
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent a lovely morning here on a recent visit to Inverness. The park is not big, but has a variety of habitats and as it right on the coast, it is constantly changing due to the tides. Parts are easily accessible for wheelchair. Although...More

Thank WheezeyFox
Reviewed 17 January 2017

worth a visit though wildlife limited. Good paths and close to city centre so access easy. There are otters nearby certainly nearer the bridge to the Black Isle.

Thank Peter N
Reviewed 4 January 2017

we stayed in the hotel Premier Inn, and one day decided to take a walk with friends in the Norwegian Sea, then turned to the reserve. It was very windy and we did not see any animals. But nature is amazing !!!!

Thank 935elena
Reviewed 21 August 2016

Local people and professionals have come together to create a fabulous, abundant and beautiful nature reserve in a an area of Inverness off the the tourist track and usually thought of as more run down. It is worth a visit as some rare gems are...More

1  Thank The_Wilderbeast
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Calling this a nature reserve is stretching the truth, it's more like a dog walking path. Very little nature to be seen with the exception of a mallard and an oystercatcher, the claim that kingfishers have been here must be a wild exageration, the dipping...More

Thank Rcam28
Reviewed 31 May 2016

Very disappointed as the reviews we read spoke highly of this reserve. It is on the shore of Beauly Firth and if you stay on the footpath toward the Caledonian Canal you get splendid views of the firth and the Kessock Bridge. It is difficult...More

Thank Ada552014
Reviewed 11 May 2016

This Nature Reserve is not well sign posted from one particular entrance so I got lost for about 45 minutes trying to find it. Fortunately I spoke to a really helpful lady that worked there who was extremely patient with me when I had to...More

Thank joannamhughes301
Reviewed 26 April 2016

As Michael Cane would say, "this is a fantastic little part of Inverness and not a lot of people know that". If you are a family that likes wildlife but live in Inverness or are staying near the centre, treat yourselves to a visit here...More

Thank The_Wilderbeast
Reviewed 18 February 2016

This location is beautiful. We came across it by chance. It was a snowy morning. Absolutely stunning views. Make sure you stop here.

Thank Marie L
Reviewed 13 November 2015

This is a twitchers paradise but it was not intense and we got to do our own thing with out feeling part of a club.

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