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Loch Morlich is a freshwater loch in the Badenoch and Strathspey area of Highland, Scotland near Aviemore. The loch is home to a watersports centre with kayaking, sailing and windsurfing among the activities available. There is also a yacht club and cycling routes around the loch. The loch is at the foot of the Cairngorm mountains, just a few miles from Aviemore.Make your Aviemore itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.
Long stretches of its shoreline are formed of sandy beaches. In 2009 these beaches received a Seaside Award by the Keep Scotland Beautiful campaign, the first time that this had been given to a fresh water loch. At 300 metres above sea level it also became the highest beach to be given this award.
When examined closely the sand of these beaches contains large amounts of broken glass. However, this glass does not come from careless tourists discarding bottles irresponsibly, but is in fact left over from the Second World War when the area around Loch Morlich was used as a commando school. In particular it was used as a training area for the Kompani Linge because of the close resemblance of the area, both in landscape and climate, to Norway. A memorial to the Kompani Linge can be found outside the Glenmore Forest Park visitor centre.
Loch Morlich Reviews
This is a stunning area of natural beauty with the loch surrounded by hillside.Plenty water sports available if that’s your thing, though there’s also a nice beach and lovely paths to cycle on or walk... more »
Beautiful loch hidden at the bottom of the Cairngorms. Well worth a visit on its own merit or if you are driving up to the mountain lodge (funicular still not running). Clean, expansive beach with cir... more »
Beautiful location! Easy to find! Car park right on the waters edge! Absolutely breathtaking at this time of year with the snow on the mountain tops!
My favourite place in the whole world!!! Beautiful, gentle and picturesque all round!!! You can rent boats and canoes for a leisurely cruise across the tranquil waters of the loch.
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