Loch 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
The Whispering Pine Lodge – Lochside Brasserie & Burns Bar within the Hotel. Located on the banks of Loch Lochy with breathtaking views. Pick-up service may be available on request - please contact the lodge.
Tel: 01397 713 966
The pontoons at the Corriegour Lodge Hotel as well as at The Whispering Pine Lodge 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