Loch Monar

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Loch Monar
The southern end of Loch Monar. - geograph.org.uk - 448533.jpg
Southern end of Loch Monar
Location Glen Strathfarrar, Highland, Scotland
Coordinates 57°25′N 5°06′W / 57.42°N 5.10°W / 57.42; -5.10Coordinates: 57°25′N 5°06′W / 57.42°N 5.10°W / 57.42; -5.10
Type freshwater loch, reservoir
Primary outflows Garbh-uisge
Basin countries Scotland
Max. length 12 km

Loch Monar is a freshwater loch situated at the head of Glen Strathfarrar, in the West Highlands of Scotland. Since the 1960s, it has been dammed as part of the Affric-Beauly hydro-electric power scheme.

The loch is fed by a number of small burns running off the surrounding hills. The loch's primary outflow is the Garbh-uisge, which joins with the Uisge Misgeach to form the River Farrar.

Much of the area around Loch Monar is remote and mountainous. This include the Munros of Sgùrr a' Chaorachain, Sgùrr Choinnich, Maoile Lunndaidh, Lurg Mhòr and Bidein a' Choire Sheasgaich.

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