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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. Take a look at our Aviemore vacation site to schedule your visit to Loch an Eilein and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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Totally beautiful place for a lovely walk. Very tranquil and peaceful. Also highly recommend the shop! Gorgeous coffee and sells loads of beautiful handmade things. The homemade wreaths are stunning..... more »
So beautiful could sit here for hours and enjoy the calm, peaceful views. The Loch was so settled and there is a woodland walk beside it! A great stop to visit and enjoy! more »
A great walk, between the forest and the lake, would certainly return
Lovely walk. 5 quid to park the car but didn't grudge it as I spotted 3 people checking paths are clean and clear of rubbish and debris around the loch.
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