Loch Tay (north) from Kenmore

This evening, I am posting information on the Loch Tay area in Perthshire, central Scotland.

This Loch lies at an approximately 45 degree angle with Killin at south and Kenmore, near Aberfeldy at northern end.Kenmore is about seventy-seven miles north of Glasgow.

Video clip of Kenmore and Loch Tay

Kenmore and northern end of Loch Tay

The Loch is about 14.5 miles long and 1.5 miles at widest.

Here is a summary of information concerning the Loch (lake) and environs:

Prehistoric rock carvings on western bank of Loch Tay, Scotland. Possibly 5000 years old.

  • During the Iron-Age (about 2500 years ago) the Loch was populated by dwellings known as crannogs. A Crannog has been reconstructed near Kenmore and is now a visitor attraction.
  • Near Kenmore can be found the Falls of Acharn  and Taymouth Castle.
  • To the north can be found Ben Lawers, a mountain reaching 3984 feet.

Ben Lawers in winter.

Video clip of Ben Lawers and Loch Tay Landscape.

  • The Loch is used for pleasure boating and water sports. There is also a commercial fish farm.

Central Loch Tay in winter

Southern end of Loch Tay in winter

The area is quiet but popular with visitors with interests in the outdoors including hiking, cycling, boating and photography.

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