Loch an Eilein, Aviemore

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Tucked away in Rothiemurchus Forest, enjoy dramatic views, exceptional wildlife, and the ruins of a 13th-century island castle at Loch an Eilein. Walking around the Loch is fairly easy, and part of the Rothiemurchus marked network of paths. It was voted as Britain’s Best Picnic Spot in 2010, so don’t forget to bring a basket. Wildlife enthusiasts should look out for protected red squirrels and listen for the distinctive song of the Scottish crossbills. You can even soak up some culture at the Loch’s gallery, displaying local artwork. Take a look at our Aviemore vacation site to schedule your visit to Loch an Eilein and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Perfect short walk around loch. Some slightly better signage would be good but paths in good condition and very suitable for dogs.  more »
  • A great 4 mile walk around the loch with my mum and dog. Paths well kept,and lovely views along the way. More dog poop bins would be good though,the only one we found was near the car park!  more »
  • Lovely place to walk and great for scenery. Kids, dogs, families, couples, solo walkers. The walk round the circumference of Loch an Eilein takes about an hour.  more »
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  • This place is a gem. Easy to walk dirt road around the loch, it took a us longer than suggested 1.5h to walk around with three kids. With plenty of breaks for views, collecting sticks, climbing rocks, snacks and all, kids enjoyed it immensely. There is main dirt road around the loch, which is an easy walk, also if you have a baby in a buggy. There are also plenty of small paths going around, some are quite easy, others might bring you to swampy areas or overgrown ones.
  • Amazingly picturesque. Not as well known as other lochs so relatively quiet. Really good walks especially for dog owners.
  • Beautiful place. You can follow the main path, or the one that goes around the shore for a more quiet walk.
  • Gorgeous scenery. Lovely tranquil spot for a walk or cycle
  • peaceful 2-3 hour walk around the Loch with lovely views. only a 5 minute walk from the car park to the Loch well looked after grounds definitely worth a visit there's also some ducks there too. remember to bring your water 😊

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