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Lynchat, Kincraig
Loch Insh
Insh Church Bell
Insh Church Bell

Lynchat, Kincraig

9 miles

Having travelled the long straight which bypasses Kingussie with Ruthven Barracks to the right, we cross the River Spey and leave the new road where it is signposted Kincraig. We then pass under the road and head North on the Old A9 which is now the B9152. There are a number of opportunities on this section to rejoin the new road if desired.
After passing the village of Lynchat we can look up to the left and see Balavil House which was Kilwillie Castle in ‘Monarch of the Glen’. The road then passes the entrance to the Highland Wildlife Park where you can see Scottish wildlife as well as endangered animals from other parts of the world. We continue through Kincraig, set among birches above the Spey and the waters of Loch Inch. The Old part of the village is off the main road, turning right at the war memorial. The loch is the base for a watersports centre, overlooked by the parish church on a hilltop site used for worship since the 7th century. Inside the church is an ancient Celtic church bell.
Next is Lynwilg on Loch Alvie with a monument to the last Duke of Gordon standing on top of Alvie Hill to the South-East.

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