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Did the walk the scenery and views were amazing lovely walk. And loads of history. This walk isn't... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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A very popular place.

As ever when we visit Ballater, we have to take the lovely drive along Glen Muick to the loch... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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Glen Muick, Ballater, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Did the walk the scenery and views were amazing lovely walk. And loads of history. This walk isn't to strenuous. Toilets in car park were nice and clean

Thank 480katherine
Reviewed 1 week ago

As ever when we visit Ballater, we have to take the lovely drive along Glen Muick to the loch, where we park the car and go for an invigorating walk. We usuall visit in November, so at this earlier time of the year we were...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did the circuit around the loch in just over 3 hrs. It was very windy the day we were there but a good bit of the walk is slightly shielded from the wind but not completely. Plenty of nice spots for a picnic and...More

Thank tngordo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Gorgeous area for a hike. The Loch is spectacular and the hike is very easy. Great way to get some exercise and see a beautiful part of Scotland. Highly recommend.

Thank RWG19
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We cycled up from Ballater and then half way round the loch - it wasn't suitable after that due to boulders and very narrow path. It was calm and peaceful. There were other walkers but in September it wasn't too busy. The visitors' centre was...More

Thank Roglu81
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely Scottish hill loch to walk around or use the location to access several nearby 'Munros' (mountains over 3,000ft). It is located on the Balmoral Estate, and it is not unusual to encounter members of the Royal Family, especially at the small lodge on the...More

Thank aberdeenangler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been going here for years and its still a lovely walk thanks to everyone who keeps it walkable! Toilets at the start and still a single track dodgy road to/from it but apart from that its magic to see.

Thank Stephen2081
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this is one of my favourite places in the whole world - well worth a trip down the Glen and the beautiful, peaceful walk round the Loch

Thank rhonalou
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful place to be for a good walk .either around the loch or up the hills or mountains ...mountain bikes are great for as paths are solid and wee bit humpty but ridable..Beautiful views u must see .

1  Thank alextic
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have walked around the Loch but this time took the early path by the loch up to Glen Clova for the views over the loch and to Lochnagar. There is a handy shooting bothy for your picnic - glass in the windows and a...More

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18 March 2018|
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Response from Alistair_Unicomb | Reviewed this property |
Good walking boots, walking poles are very good also. A nice lunch, sensible clothes (to match the weather) and a camera!
Dawn B
13 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.