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Loch Avich

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Type  freshwater loch
Basin countries  Scotland
Max. width  0.5 mi (0.80 km)
Area  3.482 kmĀ²
Length  5.3 km
Primary outflow  River Avich
Primary outflows  River Avich
Max. length  3.3 mi (5.3 km)
Surface elevation  93 m
Mean depth  30 m
Width  800 m
Number of islands  3
Loch Avich wwwavichlodgecoukphotoslochavichjpg
Location  Argyll and Bute, Scotland

Loch of Avich is a large freshwater loch that lies approximately 1 mi (1.6 km) west of Loch Awe in Argyll and Bute in Scotland. It is the second biggest loch in the Etive basin after Loch Awe. It trends east-northeast, west-southwest and is narrowly triangular in shape. At the southwest end of the loch is the islet Innis Luana on which stands the ruins of an ancient castle named Caisteal na Nighinn Ruaidhe (Castle of the Red Haired Maiden). The castle may have been the original seat of Clan Campbell. Near the north shore on the islet of Eilean Fraoch is the remains of a crannog.

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Map of Loch Avich, Taynuilt, UK

Survey

The loch was surveyed on 26 and 27 May 1903 by Sir John Murray, T.N. Johnston, R.B. Young, R.C. Marshall and E.M. Wedderburn and later charted as part of Murray's Bathymetrical Survey of Fresh-Water Lochs of Scotland 1897-1909.

References

Loch Avich Wikipedia


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