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Loch Linnhe

Loch Linnhe

Loch Linnhe ist eine Meeresbucht (sea loch zur Unterscheidung von loch für Binnensee) in den Highlands an der Westküste Schottlands.

Loch Linnhe hat eine Länge von etwa 50 Kilometer und eine stark variierende, sich zunehmend verjüngende Breite. An seinem südwestlichen Ende öffnet er sich in den Firth of Lorn. Die Stadt Fort William liegt an seinem nordöstlichen Ende, wo der Fluss Lochy mündet. Bei Ballachulish zweigt in östliche Richtung der Loch Leven als Nebenarm vom Linnhe ab und führt über knapp 20 km bis nach Kinlochleven. Seit 1975 spannt sich über die Enge der beiden Lochs die Ballachulish Bridge und ist die A82 durchgängig bis Fort William und Inverness befahrbar.

Der Loch Linnhe ist vermutlich mit dem bei Ptolemäus erscheinenden Fluss Longos identisch.

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Loch Linnhe (/lɒx ˈlɪni/ is a sea loch on the west coast of Scotland. The part upstream of Corran is known in Gaelic as An Linne Dhubh (the black pool, originally known as Loch Abar), and downstream as An Linne Sheileach (the salty pool). The name Linnhe is derived from the Gaelic word linne, meaning “pool”.

Loch Linnhe follows the line of the Great Glen Fault, and is the only sea loch along the fault.[2] About 50 kilometres (31 mi) long, it opens onto the Firth of Lorne at its southwestern end. The part of the loch upstream of Corran is 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) long and an average of about 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) wide. The southern part of the loch is wider, and its branch southeast of the island of Lismore is known as the Lynn of Lorne. Loch Eil feeds into Loch Linnhe at the latter’s northernmost point, while from the east Loch Leven feeds in the loch just downstream of Corran and Loch Creran feeds into the Lynn of Lorne. The town of Fort William lies at the northeast end of the loch, at the mouth of the River Lochy.

 

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One comment on “Loch Linnhe

  1. scotlandforever1314
    8. August 2015

    a beautiful lake

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