There is a great little walk around Loch Muick, beautiful scenery, a bit of history with Queen Victoria's 'summer house' at Glas Allt Sheil and we came across a small herd of 17 red deer stags as we made our way back towards the visitor centre. Although there is an indicated route, this walk goes in the opposite direction. The area has many walking routes and a variety of wildlife including grouse and deer. 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. Cross and walk round the north end of the loch, skirting above some fine sandy beaches, to a boathouse. Go left and follow this along above the loch. The walk is only about 9 miles and is pretty flat. Walking distance approx. 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. A picnic at Glas-allt Shiel is a must. 14 miles. 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. Descend the refurbished “streak o’ lightning” path to reach the S shore of Loch Muick (NGR 273 818). All in all it is a great day out. The path then leaves the lochside and heads northeast, soon joining a track. We completed the Loch Muick circuit and were in awe of the beauty of this place. The Gairn on the other hand is a straight out and back walk with no real alternative routes along the way. Head along the S shore of Loch Muick and climb the zig-zag path above the Black Burn. The round Muick walk is very straightforward and offers some lovely views and the chance to see various types of wildlife. For those itching for a longer hike, it's the starting point for 4 different ways of walking up Lochnagar There are excellent views down the glen and across Loch Muick. Loch Muick Circuit This low level circular walk starts from the Spittal of Glen Muick car park. 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 The visitor centre is small but shows what the area offers. Read more. Loch Muick: Lovely walk - See 549 traveler reviews, 385 candid photos, and great deals for Ballater, UK, at Tripadvisor. Incidentally, Loch Muick means the 'Loch of the Swine' in Gaelic. Helpful. (3) Broad Cairn (998m). Allanclark1876 wrote a review Jul 2012. Share. The track approaches forestry surrounding the Royal lodge at Glas-allt-Shiel. Date of experience: July 2012. Loch Muick is found at the foot of Lochnagar, one of Scotland’s finest mountains. Loch Muick: Superb family walk - See 549 traveler reviews, 385 candid photos, and great deals for Ballater, UK, at Tripadvisor. Turn left along the track which follows the shores of Loch Muick. 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