There are at least 31,460 freshwater lochs in Scotland and hundreds of sea lochs. This stunning book showcases more than 50 of the most popular, interesting and beautiful, and is a perfect guide for anyone visiting or exploring Scotland, or wanting to find out about these iconic and breathtaking locations, sometimes sitting by spectacular coast and other times nestled in between towering mountains.
Take in the classics such as Loch Ness and Loch Lomond, then meander round Loch Fyne (where red squirrels were first reintroduced to Scotland in 1847), the long Loch Long (20 km and the straightest in Scotland), the fjord-like Loch Goil, and Scotland's oldest inhabited castle at Loch Sween. Discover the stunning Loch Awe (with its less attractive legend of the goddess who created it being transformed into an immortal hag), Loch Linnhe (bordered by the stunning railway line used for the filming of Harry Potter's Hogwart's Express) and Loch Nevis (Europe's deepest sea loch). The Lochs of Scotland is absolutely crammed with intriguing and surprising information.
Each chapter is beautifully illustrated with lovely colour photography, as well as absorbing text on the landscape, wildlife, history, folklore and nearby attractions. There's a map of each loch, and information on the best places to hire canoes and kayaks, where to eat and where to camp or stay.
Fabulous for walkers and wonderful territory for all kinds of boaters, this is the first guide devoted to Scotland's amazing lochs.
As the editor of Canoeist magazine, Stuart Fisher has written monthly guides to the canals and waterways of Britain for many years, always researched from the water, and sometimes using a kayak to reach abandoned or isolated navigations. He is the author of Canals of Britain, Rivers of Britain and The Canal Guide, all published by Adlard Coles.