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 and Conservatory. They were a winner of the coveted Taste of Scotland Award and offer high quality cuisine made using local produce. Set menu prices start from £47.50, booking is advisable.
Loch Lochy, Spean Bridge, PH34 4EA
Tel: 01397 712685
Letterfinlay Lodge Hotel - Letterfinlay Lodge Hotel rests on the banks of Loch Lochy and boasts breathtaking views over the Great Glen. Watch the world sail by from their panoramic sundeck whilst enjoying the freshest produce and locally landed seafood carefully hand-cooked by their team of chefs. Booking for evening meals is advisable.
Loch Lochy, Spean Bridge, PH34 4DZ
Tel: 01397 712622
Taxis & Transport
Great Glen Travel - 01809 501222
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