Loch Eck

Argyll & Bute | Cowal | Loch | ★★

[Loch Eck]

Poor Loch Eck. If it was somewhere more accessible it might be as celebrated as some of its similar sized cousins such as Loch Katrine or Loch Earn. Instead, this 7 mile-long body of water is hidden away in a narrow cleft in deepest Cowal, surrounded by a maze of sea lochs and rugged, seldom climbed hills. Once you've safely arrived in the region, access from the roadside is actually fairly easy thanks to a string of laybys with informal paths leading down to the water's edge, some disappointingly litter-stewn. Apparently Loch Eck is the only place in the UK where arctic charr, salmon and sea trout can all be found together (though we can think of a couple of restaurants...).

[South along the loch]

Location & info

📌 Loch Eck ★★
Argyll, G.R.: NS 139925 ///hobby.whirlpool.relations

💬 Quick access (mostly by rough paths) from various laybys on the A815, which loosely follows the east bank.

[View north with a rain shower on the way]


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