15.09.2004 – Day 4: Loch Shiel


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Loch Shiel

Loch Shiel

Loch Shiel (schottisch-gälisch Loch Seile) ist ein Süßwassersee im schottischen Hochland. Er liegt in der Council Area Highland etwa 20 Kilometer westlich von Fort William. Gemessen an der Größe der Wasseroberfläche ist Loch Shiel der siebtgrößte See Schottlands.

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Loch Shiel (Scottish Gaelic: Loch Seile) is an 11.3 miles long freshwater loch, 120 m (393 ft) deep, situated 12.4 miles west of Fort William in Lochaber, Highland, Scotland. Its nature changes considerably along its length, being deep and enclosed by mountains in the north east and shallow surrounded by bog and rough pasture in the south west, from which end the 4 km River Shiel drains to the sea in Loch Moidart near Castle Tioram.

Loch Shiel should not be confused with Glen Shiel, 40 km further north in Skye and Lochalsh, which contains a longer River Shiel and a much smaller Loch Shiel.

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