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Loch Muick

Glen Muick, Ballater, Scotland
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A walk around Loch Muick

A stunning part of the Highlands and a lovely walk around the Loch with a great variety of... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2017
Ballater, United Kingdom
via mobile
Lovely scenery - but can be wild

We have visited Loch Muick on many occasions and in many weathers. There are a mix of gentle and... read more

Reviewed 23 September 2017
Perth, United Kingdom
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“red deer” (31 reviews)
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“circular walk” (17 reviews)
Glen Muick, Ballater, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

A stunning part of the Highlands and a lovely walk around the Loch with a great variety of wildlife. Loch Muick is also the start of the climb to Lochnagar which is well worth the climb.

Thank Culreoch
Reviewed 23 September 2017

We have visited Loch Muick on many occasions and in many weathers. There are a mix of gentle and strenuous walks at various levels. The scenery is great but you need to be prepared for adverse weather especially if you take to the heights. On...More

Thank Baxt304
Reviewed 20 September 2017

A nice place to see wildlife; birds, deers, etc... Great in August, due to heather. A breezy day is better due to some kind of insects that fly around animals and people.

Thank nerissaguest
Reviewed 17 September 2017

We rented bikes in Ballater and rode up to the Loch. It was rainy and overcast but still very impressive. Numerous hikers and bikers were walking and riding the loop around the lake. All very friendly. Warmed up with hot tea and a snack at...More

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 16 September 2017

We really enjoyed our walk around Loch Muick but it was a long way, no,idea how far. We took a picnic so were refreshed for the second half of the walk.

Thank Helen R
Reviewed 10 September 2017

There is a pay car park and small rangers visitor centre at the end of a 15 minute drive out from Ballater. The loch is about 1 mile from the car park (careful of the midges here, but elsewhere we weren't troubled). We walked around...More

Thank JonRambo
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

I read someone reviewed it was an 8 mile walk. I'm not sure about that as it's a lot of uneven ground but it took us 5 hours to walk around the whole of it! 5 hours yes but extremely worth it. The views are...More

Thank Hevi1506
Reviewed 9 September 2017

A rewarding walk of about 8 miles around the loch. Mostly good paths, but some more rugged sections. Attractiuve section of pine forest on the North shore. The West end of the loch offers a worthwhile detour to Loch Dubh, adding about 3 miles.

Thank Michael W
Reviewed 9 September 2017

While staying in Ballater, we asked around for what we needed to make sure to see and do. Someone sent us to Loch Muick, and now I can pass along the good advise. Getting out there takes a bit of steel for those of us...More

Thank ozark_Roxy
Reviewed 4 September 2017

....or you will find it hard to park, if you intend to walk to the Loch or enjoy the surrounding hills. Such is the popularity of the Glen. But even if you only have time to drive up the Glen the scenery will not disappoint...More

Thank Prestwood_Paul
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Dawn B
12 August 2017|
Response from Peter S | Reviewed this property |
Not really - but there are at the entrance after the car park....
10 August 2017|
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Response from EmptySea1962 | Reviewed this property |
I've never seen anyone fishing, but I don't know. Sorry.