The Insh Marshes covers 10 square kilometres of the River Spey floodplain, between Kingussie and Kincraig. The marshes are home to large populations of breeding waders, including Curlews, Lapwings, Redshanks and Snipes.
Take a wander through the reserve and discover endless pools and marshes rich with life. Catch the reserve on a moody day, and the view of rumbling clouds reflected in the pools below with the rolling hills in the background is something truly special.
After years of being drained and poorly grazed, we are restoring Insh Marshes to a thriving, natural floodplain habitat. Some areas of the reserve are lightly grazed with sheep, cattles and ponies. Elsewhere, we're removing invasive or non-native grasses and conifers to allow the native plant life to thrive.