Accessibility at Insh Marshes

Summary accessibility statement

How to get here

By train

Kingussie station is a 1.5 mile (2.4 km) walk away.

By bus

The nearest bus stop is in Kingussie, a 1.5 mile (2.4 km) walk away.

By bike

This reserve is on Route 7 of the National Cycle Network.

By road

From A9, take exit to Kingussie. Follow B970 south from village towards, and then beyond, Ruthven Barracks. Reserve entrance is 1 km to the east of the barracks.


Sat nav POI file: If you have a satellite navigation system that can accept POI files, please see our POI page for a download link and instructions.

Other ways to get there

From Aviemore, take the B9152 south-west to Kincraig. There are opportunities to see ospreys in spring and summer on Loch Insh from Kincraig. Join the B970 and head south-west towards Insh village and Kingussie. The reserve entrance is 3.2 miles (5 km) south-west of Insh village and 0.6 mile (1 km) to the east of Ruthven Barracks.


Access to facilities

Nature trails access

All trails runs across soft and uneven ground and are unsurfaced and narrow in places.

Viewing points
  • The two-level lookout viewing facility, which has an upper viewing terrace accessed by shallow external ramp (without handrails), has been designed to be accessible by wheelchair
  • There are two hides on the Invertromie trail, 250 m and 350 m from the car park with steps, narrow doorways and fixed seating.
Picnic area

The picnic bench at the carpark near the Lookout hide is adapted for wheelchair users.

  • Dogs are allowed on all footpaths. This nature reserve is important for wildlife. RSPB Scotland welcomes responsible access, in line with the Scottish Outdoor Access Code.
  • During the ground-nesting bird breeding season (1 April to 15 August) we would ask that you keep your dog close to you, preferably on a short lead and please clean up after your dog.