Tour Scotland Photograph Loch Arkaig

Tour Scotland photograph of Loch Arkaig in Locaber in the Highlands of Scotland. Situated to the West of the Great Glen, the loch is approximately 12 miles in length and lies 140 feet above sea level, the maximum depth is some 300 feet. The outflow is through the River Arkaig at the extreme east of the loch, which flows eastwards into Loch Lochy, passing Achnacarry. Two small islands lie at the eastern end of the loch, the larger of which, Island Columbkill, or Eilean Loch Airceig, is the site of a ruined chapel dedicated to St Columba which is the former burial ground of the Camerons of Locheil. A road from the Great Glen follows the north shore of the loch to Strathan where paths lead on to Knoydart, Glenfinnan and Loch Morar. In common with a number of other Scottish lochs, Loch Arkaig was at one time supposed to be the home of a water horse.

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