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An Lochan Uaine (Green Loch)

| Glenmore Forest, Glenmore, Aviemore, Scotland
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Tranquil and beautiful

A hidden gem! A beautiful walk through the forests with mountains surrounding us. Although it was... read more

Reviewed yesterday
DolphinTiger1
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Wickford, United Kingdom
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The lochan appears different shades of green depending the viewing direction

We walked here from the Cairngorm Reindeer Visitor Centre, following a made up path in the valley... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Stitchmaker
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London, United Kingdom
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| Glenmore Forest, Glenmore, Aviemore, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A hidden gem! A beautiful walk through the forests with mountains surrounding us. Although it was unfortunately raining when we visited but it was no less beautiful, with beautiful turquoise water and a sandy beach leading to the waters edge. Such a lovely peaceful place...More

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Reviewed yesterday

We walked here from the Cairngorm Reindeer Visitor Centre, following a made up path in the valley lined with trees. Lovely landscape to walk through. I'd seen pictures of the Green Loch, but always assumed photoshop had been used to enhance the colour. I couldn't...More

Thank Stitchmaker
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm a local and its one of my favorite running routes, the views never get boring, the Cairngorm mountains, the caladonian forests, the wildlife and of course the loch itself which is a unique colour and changes with the seasons, well worth visiting

Thank Steven R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic hike to the green loch and then on up to see the Ryvoan Bothy and talk with a biker who was staying there. We chose to take the other side of the loop on the way down, and it was MUCH more steep, without...More

1  Thank cowgirl41
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A truly beautiful loch which has the most amazing walks surrounding it - and wonderful view points. We took our wetsuits and went swimming - not put off by the fascinating horse leeches that occupy the sandy shallows - they attach to fish and have...More

2  Thank Andy W
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Passed this on my hike to Bynack More and Stac an h-Iolaire. The Green Loch seemed really secluded and it was really beautiful. I was there pretty early in the day so I was the only one there. If you are in pretty good physical...More

Thank Stephanie P
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fairly easy walk and decent enough pathway for a buggy, once you reach the loch it’s stunning and so peaceful, worth the visit if your in the area, the only thing is trying to get parked. Photos don’t do it justice.

Thank Iwinskibell
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The myth behind this lake is well worth the little story. According to legend the reason why the lake is green is due to the fairies washing their clothes in the lake. So special, peaceful place. Just mind the leeches LOL

Thank vixxy1969
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I've done this walk from two directions: Abernethy Forest and Glenmore Forest. The latter is the shorter walk yet proved a sterner test of navigation. Follow the colour-coded walk markers and you won't go wrong.

Thank daduScotland
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Reviewed 12 June 2018

We did the round walk with amazing views the Loch is small, peaceful and beautiful without sun but best seen in sun just amazing to see. You could also visit the Caingorm Reindeer centre and feed them while in this area.

Thank Christine R
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SummerGlasgow82
3 June 2018|
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Response from Merlin S | Reviewed this property |
Perfect walk for you and young kids as is Loch an Eilein but you dont have to pay to park at Glenmore lodge
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SummerGlasgow82
3 June 2018|
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Response from alexniuk | Reviewed this property |
Alt moor, Glenmore Road car park. £2 all day.
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Dukesc1
26 May 2018|
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Response from Bob S | Reviewed this property |
I don't know the answer to that but have not seen anyone fishing whilst I've been there. I would advise you to contact the Aviemore Tourist information office.
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