Loch an Eilein, Aviemore

Categories: Bodies of Water, Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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4.6/5 based on 750+ reviews on the web
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. To visit Loch an Eilein on your holiday in Aviemore, and find out what else Aviemore has to offer, use our Aviemore itinerary planner.
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  • Loch an Eilein is very beautiful, especially the castle in it. A walk around is not very hard due to the fact that it is flat for the highlands. On nice days it can be very crowded. 
  • Excellent location to walk / bike with family of any age, easy trails with no major hills unless heading further up towards the Cairngorms 
  • Enjoyed a really lovely morning walk around Loch an Eilein. Beautiful scenery. Had our wee girl in the baby carrier. She slept for most of the way but was an ideal distance for a walk with her. 
  • Really scenic loch with plenty of cycling and walking tracks. It has toilets and a small ice cream shop.
  • Great trail around this beautiful loch (lake)
  • Absolutely beautiful.
  • Nice and quiet place for a family walk
  • Nice outskirts
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