10 Facts about Loch Lomond

Post On: February 27, 2017
By: Agustina
In: Lakes

Another loch besides Loch Ness is explained on Loch Lomond Facts.  This freshwater loch is located in Scotland. According to the surface area, Loch Lomond takes the record as the largest inland stretch of water. This loch is famous in the British Isles due to the popular song of “The Bonnie Banks o’ Loch Lomond”. There is no need to wonder that many people want to visit the loch. Besides seeing the freshwater, you may also see the islands. Let us find out other unique facts about Loch Lomond below:

Facts about Loch Lomond 1: a national park

In 2002, the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park was founded where the loch is a part of it.

Facts about Loch Lomond

Facts about Loch Lomond

Facts about Loch Lomond 2: the boundary

The boundary of the Highlands and lowlands of Central Scotland is located at Loch Lomond.

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Facts about Loch Lomond 3: the size

It has the width around 1.21 to 8.05 kilometer or 0.75 to 5 miles. The length is measured at 39 kilometers or 24 miles.

Facts about Loch Lomond 4: the depth

Loch Lomond has the average depth around 37 meter or 121 feet. The deepest area in Loch Lomond is measured at 190 meter or 620 feet.

Loch Lomond Facts

Loch Lomond Facts

Facts about Loch Lomond 5: the volume and surface area

The volume of Loch Lomond is 2.6 km cubic or 0.62 cubic miles. It has the surface area of 70 km square or 27 square miles.

Facts about Loch Lomond 6: the records

Loch Lomond earns two records. It is called as the second largest loch by water volume. The first one is taken by Loch Ness. Another record is as the largest loch by surface area in Great Britain.  The record is broken by Lough Neagh and Lough Erne located in Northern Ireland for the lochs in United Kingdom.

Loch Lomond

Loch Lomond

Facts about Loch Lomond 7: Ben Lomond

When you visit Loch Lomond, look at the eastern shore for it features Ben Lomond. It has the height of 974 meter or 3,195 feet.

Facts about Loch Lomond 8: the beauty of nature

Loch Lomond is famous due its amazing natural beauty. It was selected as the sixth greatest natural wonder in Britain according to Radio Times reader’s votes in 2005 poll.

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Facts about Loch Lomond 9: islands

Do you know that Loch Lomond features at least 30 islands? Inchconnachan is the island inhabited by wallaby’s colony.

Loch Lomond Pictures

Loch Lomond Pictures

Facts about Loch Lomond 10: the leisure activities

The tourists may do some leisure activities such as jet skiing, canoeing, kayaking and windsurfing.

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