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93) Loch Garten RSPB, Abernethy RSPB, Loch Garten & Loch Malachie. Nethy Bridge PH25 3EF
Loch Garten and Loch Malachie, Garten and Abernethy are all linked. So you can do as much or as little as you want or have the energy or battery capacity for.
We did a trail called the "two lochs trail" first. well signposted, taking you through the pine forrest. How you mobilise / if you use mobility equipment / and its capability will dictate which route you explore.
I use a Batec powered attachment on my wheelchair, with loop wheels to smooth out the bumps. There are a couple of short sections where traction was an issue so help was needed in the way of a small push. 4 wheeled off road scooters should be ok, ie Tramper etc.
Facilities on site:
Ample parking at the Loch Garten welcome centre, and toilets for all abilities are provided.
Ramps are provided where needed, ie to enter the visitor centre and Nature Hub. The Nature Hub was a little disappointing - there are numerous lookout points / windows. But all were either too high or too low for myself in a regular lightweight wheelchair, I could see out but had little chance of being able to use a camera and lens very well. There are windows either side so at least you can see the wildlife.
Dogs on leads are welcome but only guide and assistance dog in jackets are permitted into the Nature Hub wildlife centre.
What might you see?
Crested tit, coal, great, blue tit, chaffinch, siskin, crossbill, woodpecker, various mammals, red squirrel, deer. Goshawk, osprey - both have cameras on the nest sites when they are nesting.
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