Loch Garten Nature Reserve, Boat of Garten

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#4 of 12 in Wildlife in Aviemore
Loch Garten Nature Reserve is located in Boat of Garten. Our Aviemore travel route planner makes visiting Loch Garten Nature Reserve and other Aviemore attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • My wife and I visited while there were no ospreys on the nest but this did not stop that enthusiasm of the volunteers. They were both quite young but full of confidence in sharing their knowledge of t...  more »
  • We had a great visit to RSPB Loch Garten and were lucky enough to see an osprey flying over. Heard a couple of people grumbling tho- if you're planning a visit remember that it's not a zoo or a botani...  more »
  • Were up in the area for an event, and stopped by Loch Garten in passing. We are members, but the girl on the first ticket office was making sure to tell us the recent history of the ospreys (likely no...  more »
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  • Lovely nature reserve. Well maintained paths and lots to do.
  • Smaller than expected but good views of the ospreys with the set up binoculars
  • Amazing location. Plenty of wildlife to see including Osprey nest
  • Really accessible visitor centre with cameras and telescopes for you to view the nesting birds. You can even view close-ups on big-screen monitors in the centre. There's loads of stuff for young kids to do from what I could see. It's good for about half an hour (if you're not a kid), then you can wander over to the lake and walk around that to maybe see some other wildlife. Car parking can be tricky on busy days, you might need to park down the road a bit.
  • Unique location for wildlife, great views.

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Aviemore is a resort area inside the Glenmore Forest Park protected area. Most lodging, both hotel chains and major resorts, are concentrated around the town's main road and the River Spey. Consider a B&B or guesthouse slightly deeper in the park from Aviemore. These offer luxury stays among what feels like untouched natural scenery.
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