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Lake Name Maximum depth in feet Lake Description
Loch Morar
(Scotland, United Kingdom)
1,017 Loch Morar Pictures Loch Morar Message Forums The deepest loch in the western Highlands of Scotland is beautiful Loch Morar. Gouged from the rock by glaciers, this water body reaches the extreme depth of 1,017 feet - deeper than most of the seabed off Scotland's west coast. This rugged area has been called "the highlands of the Highlands." The ...
Loch Ness
(Scotland, United Kingdom)
754 Loch Ness Pictures Loch Ness Message Forums In the Scottish Highlands, the air is clear. The mountains roll on and on, like large lumbering animals. Breathtaking glens, left by the cutting passage of glacial ice, lie open under a sky picturesque with sun rays piercing through parting clouds; you can almost touch it. Natural freshwater lochs fill ...
Loch Fyne
(Scotland, United Kingdom)
656 Loch Fyne Pictures Loch Fyne Message Forums Also known as: Lake Fyne
Loch Fyne is a sea loch (lake) on the west coast of Argyll and Bute, Scotland. It extends 40 miles (65 kilometers) inland from the Sound of Bute, making it the longest sea loch in Scotland. The loch is a popular body of water for sport diving, boating, and fishing and is also well known for its oysters. ...
Loch Lomond
(Scotland, United Kingdom)
620 Loch Lomond Pictures Loch Lomond Message Forums Also known as: Lake Lomond
Due to its stunningly beautiful location, Loch Lomond is one of the more popular lochs or lakes in Western Scotland. Although not the longest lake at 24 miles (39 kilometers) in length, it is the largest expanse of fresh water in Scotland. With a surface area of 17,544 acres (71 square kilometers), ...
Loch Ericht
(Scotland, United Kingdom)
512 Loch Ericht Pictures Loch Ericht Message Forums Also known as: Lake Ericht
Hidden in the shadow of Ben Alder Munro or Mountain, Loch Ericht is a beautiful freshwater lake on the border between Perth and Kinross and the Highlands Council areas of Scotland. At 5,532 acres (22.39 square km), Loch Ericht is one of the less commercialized lakes in the region which makes it the ...
Loch Tay
(Scotland, United Kingdom)
508 Loch Tay Pictures Loch Tay Message Forums Loch Tay is a long and narrow natural lake in the central Scottish Highlands that extends southwest to northeast in the country's Central and Perthshire regions. Loch Tay is a wonderful choice for travelers looking for a less developed vacation area. There are several small villages bordering the lake, ...
Loch Rannoch
(Scotland, United Kingdom)
440 Loch Rannoch Pictures Loch Rannoch Message Forums Nestled in the Perth and Kinross region of the Scottish Highlands, Loch Rannoch is a glacial freshwater lake often considered to be the most beautiful place in Scotland. Located near the center of Scotland, the lake is convenient to Scots and appealing to travelers from abroad. Loch Rannoch is a long, ...
Loch Shiel
(Scotland, United Kingdom)
420 Loch Shiel Pictures Loch Shiel Message Forums Also known as: Loch Seile
Surrounded by one of the few remaining areas of true wilderness in Scotland, the picturesque scenery around Scotland's Loch Shiel has been featured in movies such as Harry Potter and Highlander. Loch Shiel is a natural freshwater lake formed from a retreating glacier at the end of the last ice age nearly ...
Loch Duich
(Scotland, United Kingdom)
377 Loch Duich Pictures Loch Duich Message Forums Mysterious and romantic, beautiful Loch Duich holds a special place in the history and hearts of Scotland's West Highlands. Loch Duich featured prominently in the 1719 Battle of Glen Shiel between British government troops and an alliance of Jacobites and Spaniards, resulting in a victory for the British ...
Loch Maree
(Scotland, United Kingdom)
375 Loch Maree Pictures Loch Maree Message Forums Remote, desolate, historic, beautiful: all of these describe Loch Maree. Located in the Highlands and Morey Region of Northwestern Scotland, Loch Maree is the fourth largest Loch in Scotland and the largest north of Loch Lomond. Fed by the Kinlochewe River and multiple smaller rivers, it forms the headwaters ...
Loch Awe
(Scotland, United Kingdom)
307 Loch Awe Pictures Loch Awe Message Forums Also known as: Lake Awe
Scenic Loch Awe is located in central Scotland's Argyll and Bute Council region. Renowned for its trout fishing, the lake is a fantastic holiday getaway for anglers and also offers numerous islands, castle ruins, and open water for paddling, boating and exploring. Kilchurn Castle, one of the most photographed ...
Loch Assynt
(Scotland, United Kingdom)
282 Loch Assynt Pictures Loch Assynt Message Forums Hidden away in a remote corner of Northwestern Scotland, Loch Assynt offers a scenic vista consisting of nearly 2,000 acres of sparkling cold waters, several nearby mountains, a castle in ruins, a small settlement and plenty of solitude. The nearly 300-feet deep loch connects to the North Atlantic via ...
Llyn Brianne Reservoir
(Wales, United Kingdom)
278 Llyn Brianne Reservoir Pictures Llyn Brianne Reservoir Message Forums Also known as: Llyn Brianne, Lake Brianne
The Llyn Brianne Reservoir is a beautiful 530-acre (2.1 square kilometer) body of water nestled in the Cambrian Mountains of Mid-Wales. Created in 1972 by damming a section of the River Towy, the reservoir's purpose is to store winter rain and snowmelt that can be released into the river during dry ...
Lake District
(England, United Kingdom)
243 Lake District Pictures Lake District Message Forums Also known as: The Lake, Lakeland
Holiday in England's Lake District, and you will find sparkling lakes set amidst stunning mountain scenery, wild heather carpeting gently rolling hills, and green fields surrounding pastoral farmland and historic villages. Located along the country's northwest coast, in the county of Cumbria, the Lake ...
Lower Lough Erne
(Northern Ireland, United Kingdom)
226 Lower Lough Erne Pictures Lower Lough Erne Message Forums Also known as: Lower Lake Erne, Lake Earne
Lower Lough (Lake) Erne is one of several lakes on the beautiful River Erne in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. The River Erne begins in County Cavan and flows 64 miles north through Loch Gowna, Lough Oughter and Upper and Lower Lough Erne before meeting with the Atlantic Ocean at Ballyshannon. The ...
Llyn Clywedog
(Wales, United Kingdom)
217 Llyn Clywedog Pictures Llyn Clywedog Message Forums Also known as: Lake Clywedog, Clywedog Reservoir
The Clywedog Reservoir, or Llyn (Lake) Clywedog, was formed by damming the River Clywedog, a tributary of the River Severn, in 1967. The concrete buttress dam is the tallest concrete dam in the United Kingdom, with a height of 236 feet (72 meters) and a length of 755 feet (230 meters). The reservoir ...
Strangford Lough
(Northern Ireland, United Kingdom)
216 Strangford Lough Pictures Strangford Lough Message Forums Also known as: Strangford Lake, Loch Cuan, Strangford
Strangford Lough (Lake) is a 37,066-acre inland, tidal, salt water lake off the east coast of County Down in Northern Ireland. Separated from the Irish Sea by the Ards Peninsula, the lake is almost totally landlocked. An eight-mile long, fast-running channel known as the Narrows leads into the more ...
Lake Windermere
(England, United Kingdom)
210 Lake Windermere Pictures Lake Windermere Message Forums Also known as: Windermere, The Lake District
Lake Windermere is the largest natural lake in England, covering more than 3,600 acres (1,476 hectares) in northwest England's famous Lake District. Called simply Windermere by many, it has enjoyed a wide popularity among travelers for more than 160 years. In 1847, the Kendal and Windermere Railway ...
(England, United Kingdom)
207 Ullswater Pictures Ullswater Message Forums Also known as: Ullswater Lake, The Lake District
Cumbria, in northwest England's famous Lake District, is home to diverse natural features that attract visitors from near and far. Ullswater, a natural freshwater lake, is one of those unmatched attractions that lures travelers from around the world. The area that Ullswater meanders through is scenic ...
Coniston Water
(England, United Kingdom)
184 Coniston Water Pictures Coniston Water Message Forums Also known as: Conison Lake, Coniston, Thurston Water, The Lake District
Coniston Water is in England's Lake District, its spectacular landscapes making it an impressive tourist attraction in its own right. However, Coniston Water has an infamous history that makes it an even more interesting holiday location: Several water-based speed records were set and broken here during ...
Loch Shin
(Scotland, United Kingdom)
162 Loch Shin Pictures Loch Shin Message Forums Loch Shin is a long and narrow glacial lake located in County Sutherland, part of the Scottish Highlands. This freshwater loch measures about 17.5 miles (28.2-kilometers) long with a maximum width of only one mile (2.2 kilometers). Loch Shin is oriented in a general northwest to southeast direction, ...
Bala Lake
(Wales, United Kingdom)
137 Bala Lake Pictures Bala Lake Message Forums Also known as: Llyn Tegid
Bala Lake is nestled in the gentle rolling hills of North Wales and has stunning mountains resting in the background. The lake, called Llyn Tegid in Welsh, means Lake of Serenity, and Bala Lake's beauty leaves its admirers feeling peaceful and rested. Bala Lake is a natural lake that was formed by ...
Llyn Padarn
(Wales, United Kingdom)
94 Llyn Padarn Pictures Llyn Padarn Message Forums Also known as: Lake Padarn
Llyn Padarn (Lake Padarn) is a sparkling 242-acre (one square kilometer) lake nestled in the Llanberis Pass at the foot of Mount Snowdon, (Wales' highest mountain) in the Snowdonia National Park in Gwynedd, north Wales. The lake is part of Padarn Country Park which covers 800 acres (3.2 square kilometers) ...
Upper Lough Erne
(Northern Ireland, United Kingdom)
89 Upper Lough Erne Message Forums Also known as: Upper Lake Erne
Upper Lough Erne is a sparkling 8,525-acre lake on the scenic River Erne in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. The River Erne begins in County Cavan and flows north through Loch Gowna, Lough Oughter, Upper Lough Erne and Lower Lough Erne, a distance of 64 miles, before meeting with the Atlantic Ocean ...
Lake Vyrnwy
(Wales, United Kingdom)
84 Lake Vyrnwy Pictures Lake Vyrnwy Message Forums Also known as: Llyn Efyrnwy, Vyrnwy Reservoir
Lake Vyrnwy (Llyn Efyrnwy in Welsh) is a beautiful man-made reservoir constructed in 1888 to provide the City of Liverpool with a reliable and plentiful source of fresh water. Just south of Snowdonia in the county of Powys in Mid Wales, the 1,122-acre (4.54 square kilometer) lake is today managed by ...


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