Loch Leven

Sea, Estuary, Creek in Argyllshire


Where is Loch Leven?

Small building in graveyard at Church of St. John, Ballachulish It seems that the building was once the actual Church of St. John at Ballachulish - <a title="https://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/1352116" href="https://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/1352116">Link</a>.
Patches of bluebells can be seen in areas around the old building but the photographer recalls a visit during another May, years ago, when the cut grass area surrounding it was an utter mass of the flowers.
Better to leave the cutting until the bluebells have gone over.
Small building in graveyard at Church of St. John, Ballachulish Credit: Trevor Littlewood

Loch Leven is a scenic body of water located in Argyllshire, Scotland. It is a sea loch, also known as an estuary or creek, and is situated on the west coast of Scotland. The loch stretches approximately 8 kilometers from its mouth at the Sound of Mull to its head near the village of Ballachulish.

The landscape surrounding Loch Leven is characterized by breathtaking natural beauty. The loch is surrounded by rolling hills and mountains, including the imposing peaks of Glencoe, creating a dramatic backdrop for the water. The shoreline is dotted with small villages, such as North Ballachulish and Kinlochleven, which offer picturesque views and opportunities for outdoor activities.

The loch itself is a haven for wildlife enthusiasts and nature lovers. Its waters are home to a variety of marine life, including seals, otters, and a diverse range of fish species. Birdwatchers will also find Loch Leven to be a paradise, as it attracts a wide array of bird species, including herons, oystercatchers, and golden eagles.

In addition to its natural beauty, Loch Leven holds historical significance. The famous Castle Stalker, a picturesque tower house, is located on a small island in the loch. The castle dates back to the 14th century and has been featured in various films and television shows, adding to its allure.

Overall, Loch Leven is a stunning sea loch in Argyllshire, Scotland, offering visitors a perfect blend of natural splendor, wildlife, and historical attractions.

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Loch Leven Images

Images are sourced within 2km of 56.681019/-5.1585508 or Grid Reference NN0658. Thanks to Geograph Open Source API. All images are credited.

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Loch Leven is located at Grid Ref: NN0658 (Lat: 56.681019, Lng: -5.1585508)

Unitary Authority: Highland

Police Authority: Highlands and Islands


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