The area has many walking routes and a variety of wildlife including grouse and deer. Turn left along the track which follows the shores of Loch Muick. Loch Muick is located 8 miles south west of Ballater in Aberdeenshire, and is part of the Balmoral Estate. Quite simply it's a stunning loch with a great 3 hour walk. Loch Muick: Superb family walk - See 549 traveler reviews, 385 candid photos, and great deals for Ballater, UK, at Tripadvisor. A picnic at Glas-allt Shiel is a must. Date of experience: July 2012. Share. Incidentally, Loch Muick means the 'Loch of the Swine' in Gaelic. We completed the Loch Muick circuit and were in awe of the beauty of this place. Although there is an indicated route, this walk goes in the opposite direction. At the foot of the Loch is a boat house; turn right here to follow the path passing in front and it and then across the bottom of the loch, crossing the outflow on a footbridge. Head NE’wards along this path for about 3.5 miles to arrive back at the Spittal bus park. Head along the S shore of Loch Muick and climb the zig-zag path above the Black Burn. Allanclark1876 wrote a review Jul 2012. For those itching for a longer hike, it's the starting point for 4 different ways of walking up Lochnagar Helpful. There are excellent views down the glen and across Loch Muick. Also the estate provides toilets here. By doing so it may be possible for someone with mobility problems to appreciate the natural beauty and remoteness of the area for the first 5.5kms. Walking distance approx. All in all it is a great day out. Descend the refurbished “streak o’ lightning” path to reach the S shore of Loch Muick (NGR 273 818). Go left and follow this along above the loch. Read more. There’s an informative visitor centre here, which also sells refreshments, so with a promise of an icelolly at the end of the walk, we were soon under way. Loch Muick is found at the foot of Lochnagar, one of Scotland’s finest mountains. The track approaches forestry surrounding the Royal lodge at Glas-allt-Shiel. A path joins a good track. (3) Broad Cairn (998m). 14 miles. Name: Loch Muick, Aberdeenshire Place type: Inland Water Location: Grid Ref: NO 2920 8313 • X/Y co-ords: 329207, 783135 • Lat/Long: 56.93410110,-3.16495089 Loch Muick: Lovely walk - See 549 traveler reviews, 385 candid photos, and great deals for Ballater, UK, at Tripadvisor. Loch Muick Circuit This low level circular walk starts from the Spittal of Glen Muick car park. The round Muick walk is very straightforward and offers some lovely views and the chance to see various types of wildlife. The Gairn on the other hand is a straight out and back walk with no real alternative routes along the way. The walk is only about 9 miles and is pretty flat. 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