Merkinch Local Nature Reserve, Inverness

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This short, circular walk, suitable for wheelchairs, is along an old sea wall dating from 1822 to the Caledonian Canal (built by Telford and opened in 1822), thence along the canal to the sea locks and returning by a wooden walkway crossing tidal pools. Paths are all good (the reserve is new, opened in 2009). Of interest are the birdlife, with varied species including wading birds, grey heron, kingfisher, assorted ducks, the very occasional osprey, roe-deer (you have to be early...) and the bottlenose dolphins in the Beauly Firth. There are lovely views across the Beauly Firth to the hills of Strath Connon, the Black Isle and the Kessock Bridge. It's a very pleasant family walk (with dog). Footwear is optional. All facilities are in Inverness.

Scotland - Highlands and Islands - Highland - Inverness


Birds, Butterflies, Flowers, Good for Kids, Good for Wheelchairs, Great Views, Nature Trail, Play Area, Public Transport, Sea, Wildlife, Woodland

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Distance away
18.7 Miles