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RSPB - Insh Marshes

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I do so love this place!

free parking, two hides. one with views towards Ruthven barracks. from the hide you can see the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cora B
Scherpenzeel, The Netherlands
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Superb place to visit

We were staying close by and visited several times. There are walks to do all over the reserve and... read more

Reviewed August 31, 2018
Worcester Park, United Kingdom
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B970 South from Kingussie | Lat/lng: 57.07295,-4.02225, Kingussie, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

free parking, two hides. one with views towards Ruthven barracks. from the hide you can see the road but the birds do not seem to mind. the views across the marshes are stunning. September is a bit of a quiet month. hen harriers not yet...More

Thank Cora B
Reviewed August 31, 2018

We were staying close by and visited several times. There are walks to do all over the reserve and hides to sit in too. We enjoyed the look out point close to the car park. Thoroughly recommend. Combine it with Ruthven Barracks.

Thank whereamI2day
Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

We have visited the hide on a number of occasions and there is always something interesting to look at. This year we saw the roe deer and various ducks. On a previous visit we spent an hour watching a buzzard teaching it’s young to hunt....More

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Reviewed July 18, 2018

We visited this site as part of a wilderness travel group. We were met by a fabulous guide Pete. What he didn't know wasn't worth knowing. Lovely personality and an authority on all birdlife, mammals, trees - especially the aspen - moths etc. Sensational views...More

Thank 56gc
Reviewed June 20, 2018

This rather hidden RSPB reserve, an internationally important wetlands and flood plain just along from Ruthven Barracks, is well worth paying a visit to. There is a free car park (but no toilet). There are three hides here for viewing the marshes from different heights....More

Thank Margaret151151
Reviewed June 10, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful place stunning views. Well worth a visit. We did the walk took about an hour glorious sunshine dog loved it and had a wee dip in the river.

Thank Annemcintosh22
Reviewed March 27, 2018 via mobile

Relatively new to bird watching but really impressed with the hides here, viewing at various heights and angles over the marshes spotted lapwings, oyster catchers, herons, roe deer and chaffinches

Thank Bevelzebub
Reviewed March 3, 2018

Absolutely beautiful reserve, the definition of wild, raw wilderness, the harsher the elements, the better the experience, less people equals more birds and some pearls too, not the rarest but ones to warm your cockles on a bitter day. Walked all around Lock Insh due...More

Thank rogerbentley52
Reviewed March 1, 2018

As we finished a long 8 mile walk, we came through the Insh Marshes. A wonderful location, tranquil and imagine it would change with the seasons. Spotted a pair of golden eagles - how lucky were we. We didn't visit the hides on this occasion,...More

Thank Hazel E
Reviewed November 15, 2017

Great walks around the site with excellent hides too. Limited car parking. Just hope the marshes aren't spoilt when they upgrade the A9.

Thank Ian B
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