Loch Assynt

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Loch Assynt
Loch Assynt Panorama.jpg
LocationSutherland, Scotland
Coordinates58°10′30″N 5°02′30″W / 58.17500°N 5.04167°W / 58.17500; -5.04167Coordinates: 58°10′30″N 5°02′30″W / 58.17500°N 5.04167°W / 58.17500; -5.04167
Teepnatural
Primar ootflowsInver river
Catchment aurie69 km2 (27 sq mi)
Basin kintrasUnited Kingdom
Max. lenth10 km (6.2 mi)
Max. weenth1 km (0.62 mi)
Surface aurie800 ha (2,000 acres)
Max. deepth86 m (282 ft)
Watter vollum247.2 cubic hectometres (200,400 acre⋅ft)
Surface elevation66 m (217 ft)

Loch Assynt (Loch Asaint in Scots Gaelic) is a fresh watter loch in Sutherland, Scotland, 8 km ENE o Lochinver.

Situatit in a spectacular settin atween the heichts o Canisp, Quinag an Beinn Uidhe, it receives the ootflow frae Lochs Awe, Maol a' Choire, an Leitir Easaich. It dischairges intae the sea at Loch Inver, via the river Inver. The general trend o the loch is wast-north-wast an east-sooth-east, while the wastern end bends shairply at Loch Assynt ludge tae the sooth-wast.[1]

The loch is 9.65 kilometres (6.0 mi) lang, an aboot 1.5 kilometres (0.9 mi) in maximum breadth. The total airie is approximately 800 hectares (1,977 acres) an its drainage basin is ower 111 square kilometres (43 sq mi). The total volume o watter contained in the loch is estimated at 247,231,697 cubic metres (8.730904983×109 cu ft) an the maximum depth is 86 metres (282 ft).[1]

Thare is excellent fishing for trout, sea-trout, an salmon. Ardvreck Castle, ance hudd iy the MacLeods an Mackenzies, occupees a knab on the north shore, wast o Inchnadamph.

The elevation o the loch's surface abuiv sea level varies wi the levels o rainfall but haes been measured as 65.55 metres (215.1 ft).[2]


Notes[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Murray and Pullar (1910) "Lochs of the Inver Basin"[deid airtin] Page 149, Volume II, Part I. National Library of Scotland. Retrieved 20 July 2010. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "MP149" defined multiple times wi different content
  2. Murray and Pullar (1910) "Lochs of the Inver Basin"[deid airtin] Page 150, Volume II, Part I. National Library of Scotland. Retrieved 20 July 2010.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Murray, Sir John and Pullar, Laurence (1910) Bathymetrical Survey of the Fresh-Water Lochs of Scotland, 1897-1909. London; Challenger Office.