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Visit Muir of Dinnet National Nature Reserve

A trip to Muir of Dinnet National Nature Reserve (NNR) can give you an insight into Scotland’s glacial past. This is a landscape that was carved out by ice thousands of years ago.

Loch Kinord and Loch Davan, left over from the last ice age, have abundant bird life, especially in winter. Teal, tufted duck and greylag geese all visit, and it is one of Britain’s best places to spot goldeneye. More than 50 plant species grow by the water, and insects such as dragonflies thrive on the rare bearberry heath.

A vast, cauldron-shaped bowl of pink granite is the most spectacular feature of Muir of Dinnet NNR. Even Queen Victoria couldn’t resist clambering inside ‘the Vat’ on her way to Balmoral.

Open our leaflet to learn more about Muir of Dinnet NNR and its range of trails to help visitors of all abilities explore easily.

Published: 2018

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