Loch Muick

Loch Muick on the Balmoral Estate is a great day out with friends or family. Drive about 8 miles past Ballater to the Spittal of Glenmuick where you’ll find a car park and a Visitor Centre run by the Balmoral Estate Rangers.

Why not try the Loch Muick Circuit which is a pleasant 7.75 mile fairly level walk with some lovely views on the way and places you can stop for a picnic. It should take you around 3.5 hours to complete. Just turn right and follow the track after the Visitor Centre to get started.

Look out for Glas-allt Shiel house built by Queen Victoria and the Glas-Allt-Shiel bothy and see if you can spot any grouse or deer on the way.