Loch Kinord Walk
Enjoy an easy circular walk around this delightful loch and nature reserve in the Cairngorms. There is a waymarked trail taking you through the woodland and along the loch situated in the Muir of Dinnet National Nature Reserve. The reserve is a wonderful place for flora and fauna with otters, goldeneye ducks, migrating geese and other wildfowl to look out for. There are also lots of interesting plants around the water including water lobelia, quillwort and shoreweed.
Just to the north you can extend the walk by visiting Loch Davan. To the south you can pick up the Deeside Way in Dinnet. The shared cycling and walking route runs along a disused railway between Aberdeen and Ballater.
PostcodeAB34 5NB - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Loch Kinord Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Loch Kinord Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Loch Kinord OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Loch Kinord Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Just to the east in Dinnet you can enjoy some post walk refreshments in the Loch Kinord Hotel. They serve high quality food and have a lovely garden area to sit out in if the weather is fine. You can find them on Ballater Road at postcode AB34 5LW.
The loch and surrounding woodland is ideal for a dog walk.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
Just a few miles to the east there's another nice trail along the Loch of Aboyne. Near here there's a bit of a hidden gem at the Dess Waterfall. The peaceful spot includes some nice woodland walks along the Dess Burn with picturesque falls to admire as well.
Head west to Ballater and you could pick up the popular 7 Bridges Walk.
A few miles to the south east there's the beautiful Glen Tanar to explore.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Cairngorms Walks page.