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Very important wetland for nesting birds and home to Osprey's in the summer. If you are interested in nature and birds: a must. Lovely walks as well so ideal for the kids.

The Insh Marshes are considered some of the most important wetlands in Europe and are home to a wide variety of netsing and migratory birds. The surrounding area is home to a number of mammals that are sometimes spied if you are quiet.

There are good walks in the woodland that are marked out and dogs can be walked but should be kept under control so as to not disturb the nesting birds.

Suitable for kids to get them out and about and for bird and nature lovers.


  • Car park : Car park for 12 cars. Bicycle rack. No height restrictions.
  • Picnic area
  • Group bookings accepted
  • Guided walks available
  • Remote location
  • Good for walking
  • Viewing points

One information viewpoint (unmanned) plus two hides.

Nature trails

Three woodland trail areas: Invertromie 2.8 miles (4.5 km), Lynachlaggan 1.5 miles (2.5 km) and Loch Insh Woods 1.25 miles (2 km). None suitable for wheelchairs/pushchairs.


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Travel Directions to Insh Marsh Reserve

Just off the A9 to the East of Kingussie. Follow signs

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Modification Date Monday, 27 April 2015