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Loch Muick

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Address: Glen Muick, Ballater, Scotland
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winter walk

This area is a must for hill walkers, you will see deer, red squirrels, grouse and other wild life, the views are stunning and you can walk for miles without meeting other... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 December 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

This area is a must for hill walkers, you will see deer, red squirrels, grouse and other wild life, the views are stunning and you can walk for miles without meeting other walkers. The walk round the loch is my all time favourite walk, which we do at least once a year when we are up visiting family.

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Haddington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

It was an easy walk around the loch being fairly flat although it was a bit wet and windy. Wild life is abundant and look our for the red deer on the hillside. Very spectacular to see the stags and hinds.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

go for a mountain run -small circle around the lake, -big circle to the top of Lochnagar around the big waterfall and back the classic path. amazing place to run. you get to see stags, black grouses, rabits, pheasant, hundreds of ducks. Lochnagar is beautiful!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Even though you are not supposed to camp around the woods and start a fire, there is a small campground made by me and my friends at the far right side in the woods behind the bothy from the side you approach the buildings which campers could use without disturbing anybody or the wildlife. Beautiful spot for all sorts of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Great place - hiking around the lake is good for those worried about steep climbs etc as it is very flat. The building and grounds of glas-allt-shiel are gorgeous. Cycle there and then hike up to Lochnagar for a steep and rewarding day. Don't forgot £4 for the car park!!!

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Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

The drive from Ballater through Glen Muick is superb. It is a lovely, winding road with superb scenery all the way. It is single track, but there are lots of passing places so easily done by any driver. Once you park up at the end of the road there are various walks you can take. We took the one to... More 

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Peterhead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Loch Muick is only a few miles from Ballater. The road into the loch is quite narrow in lots of places however once you go through the countryside and tree lined road it opens up into spectacular views of Glen Muick. The walk around Loch Muick is approximately 7miles long and half way round you come upon Queen Victoria's Hunting... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

I have visited the Loch with my 13yr old. We walked the long walk around the lake and it took us 4h-but well worth it! The scenery was beautiful (the weather no so much - we got stuck in few short sleet and rain blizzards) but apart from winter coats, hats and trainers-we weren't dressed for winter conditions! If you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

We only found out about Loch Muick when we visited Ballater's information point by the Old Railway - comes highly recommended & only 25 minute drive from Ballater. Some tips before venturing out there - 1) make sure you go on a good day - rain will spoil it for you! 2) parking is £4 all day - ensure you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

The walk around the Loch is beautiful, not too long, and not too demanding !! Very peaceful and relaxing.

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