|INSH MARSHES Nature Reserve|
The Insh Marshes are the most important flood plain mire in Britain and have a very distinctive flora plus important populations of breeding and wintering wetland birds as well as nationally scarce mammals and invertebrates.
Over 2,000 acres (844 ha.) is owned by RSPB including woodland, farmland, moorland and large areas of marshland and open water.
Huge numbers of waders and wildfowl can be seen in spring; whooper swans and geese from Iceland visit each winter. Wild flowers are abundant until mid-summer. Winter, spring and early summer are the most exciting times to visit the reserve.
The reserve car park is situated off the B970, two miles from Kingussie. Two hides, an information viewpoint, and a two and a half mile trail are accessible from the car park and are open at all times. There are two other nature trails - one just east of Insh village, and one south of Loch Insh, both accessible from the B970.
Reserve leaflets and nature trail guides can be obtained from the information viewpoint or from the warden.
No charge is made for visiting the reserve.
Guided walks are led each Tuesday at 10.00 a.m., April to August, the walks last approximately 2 -3 hours. Meet at our information viewpoint car park (see above for directions). non-members, members. (children are free). All are welcome.