Muir of Dinnet National Nature Reserve

Muir of Dinnet National Nature Reserve

Muir of Dinnet National Nature Reserve
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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  • Jane G
    Wells, United Kingdom43 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great spot.
    Great place. Lovely walk to the Burn o Vat and we also walked around the loch. We stayed overnight in our camper. Level and quiet and use of toilets overnight with sinks, CDP disposal and outside water tap. A great little find.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 10, 2023
  • alibatty🦇
    Dundee, United Kingdom5,041 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Magical Muir Of Dinnet Landscape.
    This is an absolutely beautiful area of 1166 hectares within Deeside, and a “must” for all nature-lovers. It’s stunning at all times of the year, and the various trails in the woodlands , heath, and round the loch have interesting info boards on the local flora and fauna to be found here, as well as the natural history of the region. In the summer the air is full of the sound of busy bees 🐝 and popping gorse, and in autumn the forest floor is a carpet of glowing 🍁 leaves and clusters of mushrooms 🍄. We’ve spotted here birds of prey, huge dragonflies, fields of wild geese, and swans, ducks & other waterfowl on the loch. From the free carpark beside the popular visitor’s centre beside the B9119 , it’s roughly 20-25 minutes walk down to the loch, and to walk right round it approximately 2 hours or so ( so I’d recommend taking refreshments with you.)
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written November 8, 2023
  • Suzie B Gluten-Free!
    Clayton, California83 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning hike and views with trails to a small island with the remains of an Iron Age settlement and cross
    There are many trails of varying difficulty. The waterfalls cut into the rocky hills are a must. Clamber over river rocks and between a hillside ravine and you will get to a beach area and waterfall hidden from view. Then hike upwards to a stunning view of the lake and land formations left by the glaciers. The Kinord cross stands by the remains of an ancient Stone Age settlement. Magical place to visit. It was cold and wet when I went but all part of the experience
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written March 7, 2024
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Suzie B Gluten-Free!
Clayton, CA83 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
There are many trails of varying difficulty. The waterfalls cut into the rocky hills are a must. Clamber over river rocks and between a hillside ravine and you will get to a beach area and waterfall hidden from view. Then hike upwards to a stunning view of the lake and land formations left by the glaciers. The Kinord cross stands by the remains of an ancient Stone Age settlement. Magical place to visit.
It was cold and wet when I went but all part of the experience
Written March 7, 2024
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PThomas1985
Stourbridge, UK352 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Solo
This is a great place to visit if you enjoy fairly easy-going walks. There are a number of routes, but they are not too easy to follow. I did the short walk to Burn O Vat, which was impressive, but involved a small amount of scrambling. Also, it can be quite busy, so, if you want to take pictures, you may well find random tourists in those pictures! Like others have said, it's no well signposted. The same can be said for some of the other walking routes. I planned the walk down to the loch, but ended up on a full loch loop, which was much longer than I expected. Having said that, the walks were really enjoyable. If you are visiting at the weekend, make sure you arrive before 10:30. That's when I arrived, and I had the last parking space!
Written November 21, 2021
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relaaxed
Norwich, Eng223 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
Excellent place to spend an hour or a day. Free parking. Very suitable for children.
There are four trails of differing lengths and difficulty.
Unfortunately the trails are only marked in one direction, clockwise or anticlockwise, which, unless you are very familiar with them, makes it pretty difficult to combine trails without returning almost to the start each time.
On the shortest trail 'the Vat' it is very unclear that you have to leave the trail and divert to see the feature. This includes climbing across the river through a cave, which is unsignposted, and we only knew it was there by retracing our steps and seeing another party returning.
Written November 4, 2021
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doreencjarvis
Dunkeld, United Kingdom35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Beautiful location, fabulous walks in the area and the wild life and natural beauty. We stopped overnight in our Camper Van, excellent toilet facilities, tap and chemical and grey water disposal.
It was a hidden gem we came upon, we will return.
Written August 16, 2022
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Jane G
Wells, UK43 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
Great place. Lovely walk to the Burn o Vat and we also walked around the loch. We stayed overnight in our camper. Level and quiet and use of toilets overnight with sinks, CDP disposal and outside water tap. A great little find.
Written May 10, 2023
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Ronnie M
Inverurie, UK174 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
Stunning location and fantastic walks. Love the fact that you can stay one night in a campervan and I really appreciated the toilets remaining open all night. Toilets very clean too. Grass, picnic benches, car park surface all in good condition.
Written January 10, 2022
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rbos691091
Stafford, UK36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
We're motorhomers. We doing a trip around eastern highlands and wanted an overnight stop. Found this via Brit Stops and not disapointed.
Brilliant location with excellent facilities. Clean and tidy site and clearly very well used by lots of locals (we chatted to a few following morning).
Pleasant easy walk to the Vat o Burn waterfall. Well worth the walk.
Written November 23, 2022
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cleslie2108
Colchester, UK300 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
After seeing the Burn O Vat we walked around Loch Kinord. Nice scenery and flat so not too challenging if your not up to hitting the hills. Free car park, clean toilets and a good visitor centre.
Written September 14, 2020
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nannacaz
Huntly, UK19 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
Nice bridge to walk across and view the lovely river and scenery.
Good place to walk your dogs and maybe have a picnic while enjoying the peaceful surroundings. No toilets or cafes for those who want that sort of thing.
Written June 7, 2022
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Adrian C
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
Lovely warm swim from just below the Celtic cross. The walkway over the big (moss trail) was worthwhile. A bit of a hike from the visitor centre but no problem. We were amazed that the toilets were open 24/7, plenty of warm water. Overnight parking also available. A great find. Our only niggle was with the Burn o’ Vat signage which is a bit confusing.
Written August 20, 2020
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