Merkinch Local Nature Reserve, Inverness

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Wildlife Area · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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  • I'm not sure how we reached the place as we were just walking along the shore, but what a lovely surprise find such a nice place so close to Inverness city centre. In the area there are some paths... 
    I'm not sure how we reached the place as we were just walking along the shore, but what a lovely surprise find such a nice place so close to Inverness city centre. In the area there are some paths...  more »
  • This is not a nature reserve ! The small area at the mouth of the river with a path around is littered with cans, empty packets & its full of dead trees. Calling it a Nature Reserve really stretches.....  more
    This is not a nature reserve ! The small area at the mouth of the river with a path around is littered with cans, empty packets & its full of dead trees. Calling it a Nature Reserve really stretches.....  more »
  • This is a lovely area to walk through, with well set out paths and walkways.Have spotted deer,cranes,kingfishers as well as lots of geese and ducks.Well worth a visit. 
    This is a lovely area to walk through, with well set out paths and walkways.Have spotted deer,cranes,kingfishers as well as lots of geese and ducks.Well worth a visit.  more »
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  • Love to sit up here with a picnic any time of day. Great place to watch out for dolphins and I've seen many storks on my visits here. Wonderful vistas and very peaceful. Lot of people walk their dogs around this area so if you are eating outside bare this in mind.
  • I love how it locally reserves the nature of Merkinch.I met a goose who was very reserved in his manner
  • Fab walk around here in the dusk. Great views out to the sea and mountains in the west. Also walked down to the sea lock at the start of the Caledonian canal. Fabulous place, will head back sometime to see what it's like in the day time.
  • Lovely walk. Tide was in it would have been better out.
  • Maybe I missed the best bits but I found it rather dismal and overgrown. It was low tide with a dreadful smell from the river and stinking mud which the dogs promptly got everywhere. Good to have green space in the city but I won’t be going back - there are much nicer places nearby.

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