Loch Dornal

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Loch Dornal
Loch Dornal - geograph.org.uk - 476098.jpg
Location Strathclyde, Scotland
Coordinates 55°03′02″N 4°40′29″W / 55.05056°N 4.67472°W / 55.05056; -4.67472Coordinates: 55°03′02″N 4°40′29″W / 55.05056°N 4.67472°W / 55.05056; -4.67472
Type freshwater loch
Primary inflows Corwar burn
Primary outflows Carrick burn
Basin countries Scotland
Max. length 0.66 mi (1.06 km)[1]
Max. width 0.33 mi (0.53 km)[1]
Surface area 43.8 ha (108 acres)[2]
Average depth 5 ft (1.5 m)[1]
Max. depth 10 ft (3.0 m)[1]
Water volume 26,000,000 cu ft (740,000 m3)[1]
Shore length1 4.9 km (3.0 mi)[2]
Surface elevation 118 m (387 ft)[2]
Islands several islets [2]
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Loch Dornal is an irregular shaped, shallow, freshwater loch in Strathclyde, in the Southern Uplands of south-west Scotland. It lies approximately 8 mi (13 km) northwest of the town of Newton Stewart.[1]

There are several islets in the loch some of which contain archaeological features.[3]

The loch is stocked with rainbow trout and fishing is permitted with permission from Drumlamford Estate.[4]


The loch was surveyed[1] in 1903 by James Murray and later charted [5] as part of Sir John Murray's Bathymetrical Survey of Fresh-Water Lochs of Scotland 1897-1909.


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Bathymetrical Survey of the Fresh-Water Lochs of Scotland, 1897-1909, Lochs of the Cree Basin". National Library of Scotland. National Library of Scotland. Retrieved 13 September 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Loch Dornal". British lakes. British Lakes. Retrieved 13 September 2015. 
  3. ^ "Loch Dornal". Canmore. Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. Retrieved 16 September 2015. 
  4. ^ Bruce Sandison (15 February 2011). Rivers and Lochs of Scotland: The Angler's Complete Guide. Black & White Publishing Limited. pp. 933–. ISBN 978-1-84502-520-5. 
  5. ^ "Loch Dornal; Kirriereoch Loch; Loch Trool (Vol. 5, Plate 42) - Bathymetrical Survey, 1897-1909 - National Library of Scotland". National Library of Scotland. Retrieved 13 September 2015.