Loch Lochy, The Great Glen, Lochaber, Scotland
More than just a Highland Loch, Loch Lochy is one of several Lochs that have been linked to form the Caledonian Canal. Stretching for over 60miles from Corpach, just outside Fort William on the west coast, it heads north east to Inverness on the East Coast. Constructed in the days when the Scottish Fishing Industry was at its peak and shipping a key means of transportation. It opened in 1822 ,thus saving days of sailing round the coast, to cross Scotland. We say ‘constructed’ but less than a third of the canal is man made. Thomas Telford skilfully linked the Lochs, that lie along the natural geological feature of the Great Glen, into one waterways link. Grand scenery and a grand feat of vision and construction.
Today a major contributor to the Tourist Industry…
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