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Muir of Dinnet NNR
Just at the edge of Dinnet village, there’s a place where you can walk through some of Deeside’s prettiest woodlands and picnic beside a loch clothed in water lilies. And if you fancy scrambling into a granite cauldron, following in the footsteps of Queen Victoria, you can do that too!
Muir of Dinnet blends woodland, heath, open water and an impressive example of nature’s sculptural work, all on one site. Visit the Burn O’Vat and feel the rock walls swallow you up in their damp embrace, cutting you off from the outside world. Elsewhere, wander through birch woodlands, watch for the flash of a damselfly’s wings or savour the peace and tranquillity of a summer reflection in the clear water of the lochs.
Lying within the Cairngorms National Park, Muir of Dinnet has a range of enchanting walks through the woodland and around Loch Kinord. There is also a fantastic visitor centre, rated Gold as part of the Green Tourism Business Scheme, which tells the story of how the different elements of the reserve evolved.
- Car park
- Historical features
- Picnic Benches/Tables
- Visitor centre
- Water - Pond / Loch / Burn / River
- Wheelchair access
- Wildlife viewing
Burn O' Vat Visitor Centre, Dinnet, By Ballater, Aberdeenshire, National AB34 5NB