Loch LochyLoch Lochy is a large freshwater loch in the Lochaber district. With a mean depth of 70 meters, it is the third deepest loch of Scotland. It is an extremely picturesque area with high mountains and is traditionally known as a good area for fishing for wild Brown Trout!
Lizzie, a three-humped, plesiosaur-like creature akin to the Loch Ness monster, is reputed to live in the waters of Lochy.
At Loch Lochy's north-eastern end, near Laggan Locks the canal passes the site of a clan battle: the Macdonalds, MacDonnells and Camerons against the Frasers and a small number of Grants. This Battle is known as the Battle of the Shirts and took place in the summer of 1544.
The loch ends at Gairlochy in the south-west, then takes you onto the final canal section towards Banavie, the limit of cruising.
Restaurants, Bars & Cafes
Corriegour Lodge Hotel – This hotel overlooking Loch Lochy serves evening meals in its Loch View Restaurant.
Tel: 01397 712 685
Letterfinlay Lodge Hotel - Located on the banks of Loch Lochy with a panoramic sundeck, providing breathtaking views across the loch.
Tel: 01397 712 622
The pontoons at the Corriegour Lodge Hotel as well as at the Letterfinlay Lodge Hotel are not suitable and not safe to berth any of the Caley Cruisers craft. Both restaurants can be reached by Taxi from Laggan Locks (about 3 miles). Pre-booking of Transport is advisable.
Taxis & Transport
Great Glen Travel - 01809 501 222 or 07713 640 990, email@example.com
This has been a fantastic week for weather setting the scene for an excellent trip and showing the countryside at its best.