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Lochs and Lakes
Aberdeenshire is home to some impressive lochs. From glorious summer sunsets to crisp frosty views in winter, our lochs promise year-round photo stops.
Arguably the region’s most famous loch is found on the Balmoral Estate in Royal Deeside. With its picturesque surroundings, Loch Muick is a popular spot for visitors and here you can also find Glas-allt Shiel, the hunting lodge built for Queen Victoria in 1868.
Nature is no stranger to these parts of Scotland either. Loch of Strathbeg Nature Reserve is the perfect spot for avid bird watchers with numerous watching hides. It’s also a great escape for families too with stunning beach walks and the opportunity for pond dipping.
See sights that you’ll never forget when around 30,000 pink-footed geese which roost on the reserve for winter. And in summer see gulls, terns, ducks and swallows raising their young. If you’re lucky, you might even see some otters paddling in the water.
From nature to mystical fairy tale creatures, Lochan Uaine is a mystical sight with emerald green waters. Some believe the green comes from pixies washing their clothes in the loch and others say the colour comes from trees on the floor of the loch. Whatever you believe to be true, this spot is an impressive site none the less.
Please always follow the Scottish Outdoor Access code.