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Loch Laggan

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Type  freshwater loch
Primary outflows  River Spean
Max. length  7 mi (11 km)
Area  216 ha
Shore length  5.7 km
Number of islands  9
Primary inflows  River Pattack
Basin countries  Scotland
Surface elevation  248 m
Length  11.27 km
Primary inflow  River Pattack
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Location  Lochaber, Highland, Scotland

Touring the scottish highlands in and around loch laggan

Loch Laggan is a freshwater loch situated approximately 6.5 mi (10.5 km) to the west of Dalwhinnie in the Scottish Highlands. The loch has an irregular shape, runs nearly northeast to southwest and is approximately 7 mi (11 km) in length. It has an average depth of 68 ft (21 m) and is 174 ft (53 m) at its deepest. The eastern end of the loch features the largest freshwater beach in Britain. Since 1934 Loch Laggan has been a reservoir, retained behind the Laggan Dam, forming part of the Lochaber hydro-electric scheme. At the northeast end of the loch is the hamlet of Kinloch Laggan.


Map of Loch Laggan, United Kingdom

The loch was surveyed on 2 and 3 of June 1902 by Sir John Murray, T.R.N. Johnston, James Parsons and James Murray and was later charted as part of the Bathymetrical Survey of Fresh-Water Lochs of Scotland 1897-1909.

The A86 road from Spean Bridge to Kingussie follows the loch's north shore.

The loch featured in the popular BBC series Monarch of the Glen as Loch Bogle.

Popular cultureEdit

Loch Laggan (mostly its castle) is featured in the Temeraire series of novels, being used as a base to raise dragons, because of geothermal heat sources.


Loch Laggan Wikipedia

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