Loch Linnhe, North of Corran
Loch Linnhe, North of Corran

This evening, I am posting information on Loch Linnhe (pronounced ‘Linnee’) which is located in the Highlands of Scotland runing on a S.W./N.E  alignment between Fort William and the Isle of Mull. Total length is about 50km/31 miles. Narrowest point is at the Corran Narrows across which a regular ferry service operates. North of Corran the loch is only about 2km/1.2miles wide whereas the southern section of the loch is much wider, opening into the Firth of Lorn and the Atlantic Ocean. In this southern section can be found Castle Stalker, Dunstaffnage Castle and Dunollie Castle  plus the Scottish Sealife Sanctuary.

Castle Stalker

Castle Stalker

Loch Linnhe from Mull

Loch Linnhe from Mull

Seal Pup at Corran

Seal Pup at Corran

Most population and activity is on the eastern side of the loch, moving up from Oban through Connel, Portnacroish, Onich to Fort William. Also accessible is Port Appin and Lismore (island). At the southern tip is the popular island of Mull.

The eastern side of the loch is far quieter with low population. An interesting and worthwhile trip is across from east to west on the Corran Ferry and then a drive up the west cost of the loch along a single -track road which although slow going does-weather conditions permitting- afford superb views (and photo opps)  of Fort William and Ben Nevis, the latter being Britain’s tallest mountain at 4406 ft. 

Loch Linnhe and Fort William

Loch Linnhe and Fort William

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