Loch Bà, Rannoch Moor

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Loch Bà
Loch Ba - geograph.org.uk - 92819.jpg
Loch Bà, looking south towards Glas Bheinn.
Loch Bà is located in Lochaber
Loch Bà
Loch Bà
Coordinates56°37′0.066″N 4°44′4.376″W / 56.61668500°N 4.73454889°W / 56.61668500; -4.73454889
River sourcesRiver Bà
Primary outflowsAbhainn Bà
Ocean/sea sourcesAtlantic Ocean
Basin countriesScotland
Max. length4.00 km (2.49 mi)
Max. width1.95 km (1.21 mi)
Surface area2.37 km2 (0.92 sq mi)
Average depth7.8 ft (2.4 m)
Max. depth29.8 ft (9.1 m)
Water volume6.06 km3 (1.45 cu mi)
Surface elevation264 ft (80 m)

Loch Bà is a shallow irregular shaped freshwater loch on Rannoch Moor, Argyll and Bute, in the Scottish West Highlands, within the Highland council area of Scotland. It is about 25 km east-south-east of Glen Coe, and 20 km north of Tyndrum.[1][2][3]

There is a viewpoint on the east side of the A82 road which runs past the western end of the main loch.


Loch Bà is one of two primary lochs that sit in Rannoch Moor, lying southwest of Loch Beinn a' Mheadhoin. Both lochs are served by the River Affric. A number of smaller lochs surround Loch Affric. At the southwestern end sits Loch Coulavie located at the base An Tudair Beag and a slightly higher elevation. Also at the southwestern end, the River Affric flows into the tiny loch of Loch Na Camaig. At the northeastern side, both the lochs Loch-Pollan Fearne and Garbe-Uisage drain into Loch Affric.

To the north of the loch, lies the Munro peak of Sgurr na Lapaich at 3,773 ft (1,150 m), while to the south lies the Marilyn of Aonach Shasuinn at 2,913 ft (888 m).[1]


  1. ^ a b Rannoch Moor & Ben Alder (Map). 1:25,000. Explorer. Ordnance Survey. 2015. § 385. ISBN 9780319246313.
  2. ^ John, Murray; Lawrence, Pullar (1910). Bathymetrical Survey of the Fresh-Water Lochs of Scotland, 1897-1909 Lochs of the Tay Basin Volume II - Loch Bà. National Library of Scotland: National Challenger Officer. p. 62. Retrieved 3 June 2018. This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  3. ^ "Loch Bà". British Lakes. Retrieved 3 June 2018.