Loch Lochy

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Fort William featuring mountains and a lake or waterhole

Rent a boat to take out on this lake and appreciate spectacular views of forested hills. Learn about the Battle of the Shirts that took place nearby.

Loch Lochy is a vast freshwater lake in a valley surrounded by mountains. Its sides contain forests with a blend of wildlife and vegetation. Enjoy views of the water while having a picnic with your family along the lush green banks.

Walk along the perimeter of the lake. Venture into the forest and appreciate the peaceful setting. The lake is 10 miles (16 kilometers) long from north to south.

Dine at one of the restaurants and hotels decorating the sides of the lake. Enjoy an upscale meal while watching the boats float along. Watersports are popular on the lake. Rent equipment from one of the hotels with a jetty for access to the water. Watch fishermen at work, rods ready for a big catch.

The picturesque region is ideal for people-watching. Crowds of revelers often gather for weddings beside a hotel. Spot yachts and large vessels docking at the pontoons. Encounter the Laggan Locks in the northern part of the loch.

Hear tales of the mythical River Horse that is said to rise from the lake in the figure of a horse. Legend says that the being has the power to capsize boats.

The lake has an average depth of 230 feet (70 meters), making it among the deepest in Scotland. Learn about the region’s intriguing history, involving the Battle of the Shirts that took place on the northern side of the lake in 1544. It is the site of other clashes, including the Stand-off at the Fords of Arkaig in 1665.

Embark on a cruise on one of the vessels, such as the Fingal of Caledonia. The name of this loch is Gaelic for “Lake Lakey.”

The southern tip of Loch Lochy is 10 miles (16 kilometers) northeast of Fort William. Loch Arkaig joins it from the west and Loch Eil from the south. Visit the famous Loch Ness, 10 miles (16 kilometers) northeast.

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Beautiful New Loch-Side Holiday Home in the Heart of the Scottish Highlands
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The Whispering Pine Lodge
The Whispering Pine Lodge
3 out of 5
Loch Lochy, Spean Bridge, Scotland
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River Horse View
3.5 out of 5
3 The Corries Caledonia Park, Spean Bridge, Scotland
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Beautiful New Loch-Side Holiday Home in the Heart of the Scottish Highlands
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Mist O’er Loch Cabin at Whispering Pine Lodge
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Heather & Thistle at Whispering Pine Lodge
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Drover’s Den at Whispering Pine Lodge
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Tartan & Timber at Whispering Pine Lodge
Tartan & Timber at Whispering Pine Lodge
Whispering Pine Lodge - Loch Lochy,, Spean Bridge, Letterfinlay, PH34 4DZ, Spean Bridge, SCT
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Pebble Shore at Whisperingpine Lodge
Pebble Shore at Whisperingpine Lodge
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The Bothy at Whispering Pine Lodge
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