Lochs in Scotland

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  • A bright day over the fens of Loch Kinord at the heart of the Muir of Dinnet NNR
    Loch Kinord at the heart of the Muir of Dinnet NNR
  • A small boat on the calm waters of Loch Lomond
    Loch Lomond
  • Looking across Loch Maree where two men fish from a rowing boat
    Loch Maree
  • A couple at a viewpoint overlooking Loch Torridon
    Loch Torridon
  • Loch Trool, Galloway Forest Park
    Loch Trool, Galloway Forest Park

Get out into the great outdoors and see the lochs of Scotland.

These big expanses of water are often beautiful to gaze at while on a quiet walk or taking part in exciting watersports. Scotland is well known for its lochs, and many of the individual lochs have become world-famous. Loch Ness is famed for the legend of the Loch Ness Monster, Nessie, who is said to live under the surface, while Loch Lomond has been immortalised in song.

Use the information to plan a day out exploring the scenery, history and activities offered by Scottish lochs.

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  1. Lochaber Geopark

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    Fort William & Lochaber

    Welcome to the Lochaber Geopark, home to some of the most breath-taking and awe-inspiring scenery in the world.

  2. Loch Achray

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    Aberfoyle

    Loch Archray is a fresh water loch that lies at the top of the Dukes Pass, 11km west of Callander

  3. Loch Ard

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    Aberfoyle

    Loch Ard is a fresh water loch lying 5km to the west of Aberfoyle and is considered to be the source of the River Forth.

  4. Loch Vennachar

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    Callander

    Loch Venachar is a fresh water loch that lies between Aberfoyle and Callander in Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park.

  5. Loch Rannoch

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    Loch Rannoch

    Loch Rannoch is a loch in Perthshire around 20 miles (32 km) west of Pitlochry.

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    Glencoe

    The Great Moor of Rannoch is one of the last remaining wildernesses in Europe. It is a beautiful outdoor space stretching out far north and west from Rannoch Station.

  7. Loch Druidibeg

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    Iochdar

    Loch Druidibeg is a Site of Special Scientific Interest and is an area full of striking contrasts.

  8. Loch Tay

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    Lochs

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    Kenmore

    Loch Tay is a magnificent dark stretch of water, 15 miles (24 km) long and around 508 ft deep.

  9. The Kyles Of Bute

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    Lochs

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    Islay

    An area of outstanding natural beauty, this narrow stretch of water separates Bute from Argyll.

  10. Loch Awe

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    Lochs

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    Lochawe

    The village of Lochawe lies at the end of Loch Awe approximately 3 miles west of Dalmally.

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