Loch Achall

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Loch Achall
On the shore of Loch Achall with Beinn Ghobhlach in distance - geograph.org.uk - 585270.jpg
A view towards the east end of the loch from Stacan Dubha.
LocationUllapool, Ross and Cromarty, Scotland
Coordinates57°54′29.83″N 5°4′56.18″W / 57.9082861°N 5.0822722°W / 57.9082861; -5.0822722
Primary outflowsRiver Ullapool
Basin countriesScotland
Max. length3 km (1.9 mi)
Surface area3.36 km2 (1.30 sq mi)
Average depth8.4 m (27.7 ft)
Max. depth21 m (70 ft)
Water volume11.4 km3 (2.7 cu mi)
Surface elevation80 m (260 ft)

Loch Achall (Gaelic: Loch Ach a' Challa - loch of the hazel field) is a freshwater loch, lying 2 miles (3 km) northeast of Ullapool, in Rhidorroch, Ross and Cromarty, Scotland.[1]

Geography[edit]

Loch Achall is a long narrow loch, 579 m (1,900 ft) at its widest point. It is dominated by the peaks of the Marilyn's Beinn Eilideach directly to the south, at 559 m (1,833 ft) and the peak of Meall Liath Choire to the north east at 549 m (1,801 ft). The loch is fed by the Rivers Rhidorroch and Allt a'Ghiubhais, while the River Ullapool flows from its western end towards Loch Broom.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Munro, David; Gittings, Bruce. "Achall, Loch". The Gazetteer for Scotland. School of GeoSciences, University of Edinburgh and The Royal Scottish Geographical Society. Retrieved 14 September 2018.