Ivy Cottage • Insh • Kingussie • Inverness-shire PH21 1NT
Tel. 01540 661518 | Fax 01540 661518 | Web www.rspb.org.uk | Email insh@rspb.org.uk
Insh Marshes is an outstanding wetland of International importance covering around 1000 hectares of the floodplain of the River Spey between Kingussie and Kincraig. It is the most important floodplain mire in the UK primarily due to its unspoilt character.
The reserve is also renowned for the number and variety of breeding waders and wildfowl, its population of wintering whooper swans and graylag geese, as well as its rich diversity of plants and insects. The importance of the site is reflected in its many nature conservation designations. With the Cairngorms as the backdrop, the site is scenically magnificent.
Visitor facilities include car park, information viewpoint (now wheelchair accessible) and two birdwatching hides with views across the marshes. There are also three circular nature trails of between one and three miles in length, each accessible from the B970.
The Invertromie trail starts at the car park.
The Lynachlaggan trail starts just east of Insh village.
The Loch Insh wood trail starts opposite Insh House guesthouse.
RSPB Car park, information viewpoint and hides are 3 km from Kingussie on the B970 beyond Ruthven Barracks. The nearest railway station and bus stop is Kingussie.
Access to facilities is open at all times.
Monthly guided walks, led by one of the wardens, take place April to August inclusive. For details of these and other events please contact the reserve office or visit the RSPB website (above).
Attendance on guided walks Adult - £ 5.00 | Child - free| RSPB - £2.00.