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  Loch Leven (Highlands) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Loch Leven is a sea loch on the west coast of Scotland.
Loch Leven extends 14 kilometers, varying in width between 200 and 1800 meters.
It originally lay on the road north to Fort William which followed the shores of the loch, but a bridge was built across the mouth of the loch at Ballachulish in 1975.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Loch_Leven_(Highlands)   (307 words)

  
 Loch Leven (California) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Loch Leven is a lake in the Sierra Nevada, located in Inyo County, California, USA.
The Loch Leven Lakes are a popular day hike, with the U.S. Forest Service rating the trail's use level as "heavy" and its difficulty as "moderate" [3].
The Loch Leven trailhead is near the Big Bend Visitor Center (just off Interstate 80), and the trail climbs 1,070 feet in 2.5 miles to reach the first lake, with Upper Loch Leven another 1.1 miles beyond.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Loch_Leven_(California)   (204 words)

  
 Loch Linnhe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Loch Linnhe is a sea loch on the west coast of Scotland.
Loch Linnhe extends 15 kilometers and is an average of 2 kilometers wide.
The town of Fort William lies at the northeast end of the loch at the mouth of the River Lochy.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Loch_Linnhe   (123 words)

  
 Loch Leven: Just the facts...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Loch Leven Castle (additional info and facts about Loch Leven Castle) lies on an island in the middle of Loch Leven.
There is also a saltwater Loch Leven (additional info and facts about Loch Leven) on the west coast of Scotland.
Loch Leven is also a lake in the Sierra Nevada (A mountain range in eastern California; contains Mount Whitney) of California (A state in the western United States on the Pacific; the 3rd largest state; known for earthquakes), USA (The army of the United States of America; organizes and trains soldiers for land warfare).
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/l/lo/loch_leven.htm   (155 words)

  
 Info and facts on 'Loch Leven (Highlands)'   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Loch Leven is a sea loch (additional info and facts about sea loch) on the west coast of Scotland (One of the four countries that make up the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; located on the northern part of the island of Great Britain; famous for bagpipes and plaids and kilts).
It originally lay on the road north to Fort William (additional info and facts about Fort William) which followed the shores of the loch, but a bridge was built across the mouth of the loch at Ballachulish (additional info and facts about Ballachulish) in 1975.
There is also a freshwater Loch Leven (additional info and facts about freshwater Loch Leven) in Perth and Kinross (additional info and facts about Perth and Kinross), the site of Loch Leven Castle (additional info and facts about Loch Leven Castle).
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/l/lo/loch_leven_(highlands)1.htm   (380 words)

  
 Loch Leven - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Loch Leven is a body of fresh water in Perth and Kinross, Scotland.
Loch Leven Castle lies on an island a short way offshore.
The castle was the prison of Mary, Queen of Scots in 1567, and it can be reached by ferry, operated from Kinross by Historic Scotland during the summer months.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Loch_Leven   (134 words)

  
 Loch Leven Castle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Loch Leven Castle is a castle on an island at in Loch Leven in the Perth and Kinross region of Scotland.
Constructed in the 13th century by the invading English, the original small stone keep had a strategically important position between the towns of Edinburgh, Stirling and Perth.
Loch Leven Castle fell into ruin in the 18th century.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Loch_Leven_Castle   (357 words)

  
 Kinross House & Gardens - Loch Leven Project introduction
The earliest sign of civilisation on Loch Leven was a "Crannog" or lake dwelling near a pier on the shore.
In 1830-1832 the level of the loch was lowered by 1.5 metres to control the water supply to nearby mills.
The building of sluice gates on the east side of the loch meant that the fish population got smaller because Salmon and Sea Trout were unable to migrate to the loch.
www.kinrosshouse.com /projectintro.html   (473 words)

  
 Background to Loch Leven   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Loch Leven was probably formed around 10,000 years ago at the end of the last Ice Age.
Loch Leven is one of the largest inland lakes in the United Kingdom and covers an area of 13.3 km2 or 3,543 imperial acres.
During the period 1830-2, the water level of Loch Leven was lowered by about 4 ½ feet or 1.5 metres, thereby reducing the surface area of the loch to about three quarters of its original size of 4,350 acres.
www.green-hotel.com /leisure/background.asp   (625 words)

  
 Designated Areas - NNRs - Loch Leven
Brimming with wildlife and history, Loch Leven is the bright heart of the old county of Kinross.
St Serf’s is the largest of the loch’s seven islands and is the front runner in the inland European duck nest league.
That was when the bed of the River Leven – the loch’s only outflow – was lowered, the river course re-aligned and sluice gates installed.
www.snh.org.uk /publications/on-line/designatedareas/nnrs/lochleven/lochleven.asp   (1236 words)

  
 Illustrated Guide to Places to Visit - Loch Leven Castle
After the death of King Robert, the English attempted another invasion and at one stage Loch Leven was one of only five castles in Scotland which the invaders failed to capture.
Mary was taken as a prisoner to Loch Leven in 1567, after her disastrous marriage to the Earl of Bothwell
Loch Leven Castle is relatively small, consisting mainly of an outer curtain wall, the tower house and another smaller tower called the "Glassin Tower".
www.rampantscotland.com /visit/blvisitlochleven.htm   (488 words)

  
 Angling Sketches - Chapter V   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Loch Leven, then, is crowded and cockneyfied by competitions; it has also no great name for beauty of landscape.
Loch Leven is not such a cockney place as the majority of men who have not visited it imagine.
Loch Leven is a rather shallow loch, seldom much over fifteen feet deep, save where a long narrow rent or geological flaw runs through the bottom.
www.worldwideschool.org /library/books/lit/shortstories/AnglingSketches/chap5.html   (1921 words)

  
 Kinlochleven Feature Page on Undiscovered Scotland
Kinlochleven lies at the eastern end of the beautiful sea loch, Loch Leven, seven miles east of Glencoe.
At the start of the 1900s the end of Loch Leven was marked by a pair of tiny settlement, Kinlochbeg and Kinlochmore, either side of the River Leven as it approached the loch.
Loch Leven is one of the most attractive lochs in Scotland.
www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk /kinlochleven/kinlochleven   (678 words)

  
 Travels in Scotland : Castles and Towers : Lochleven Castle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Loch Leven was a royal castle from 1257.
She was a prisoner in the Glassine Tower, and miscarried twins by her 3rd husband, Francis, Earl of Bothwell, in the castle before her escape with the aid of the Douglas family.
At one time, the island was much smaller, but the water level of the loch has been lowered, previously the castle occupied nearly all of the island.
www.phouka.com /travel/castles/lochleven/lochleven.html   (390 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Loch Leven Castle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Alcázar of Segovia, Spain A castle (from the Latin castellum, diminutive of castra, a military camp, in turn the plural of castrum or watchpost), is a fort, a camp and the logical development of a fortified enclosure.
Undoubtedly the main feature of this area is Loch Leven, the largest loch of the Scottish Lowlands.
Loch Leven Castle has been a ruin since the 18th C, but can be reached by ferry from Kinross duing the summer months.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Loch-Leven-Castle   (1460 words)

  
 Loch Leven --  Encyclopædia Britannica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The loch is a roosting area for geese in winter and a resting area for ducks.
The loch is a roosting area for geese in winter and a...
It encompasses the basin of the lake known as Loch Leven and the surrounding rim of hills, including part of the Ochil Hills.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9047963   (785 words)

  
 VisitScotland Perthshire - Loch Leven - a natural place in history
The loch has a string of national and international designations and is carefully managed for wildlife and people by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) and RSPB Scotland (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds) as one of the suite of National Nature Reserves (NNRs) in Scotland.
The loch is an international hub for birds: In September and October each year up to 20,000 pink footed geese (around 10% of the entire world population) zoom in from their breeding grounds in Iceland and Greenland.
The loch is one of the most important areas in western Europe for breeding ducks in spring and summer.
www.perthshire.co.uk /index.asp?pg=331   (1375 words)

  
 West Highland Way, Loch Leven, Glencoe, Lochaber
Loch Leven Hotel is situated in one of the most spectacular regions of Scotland, rich in natural beauty and steeped in history, and long-time favourite of film makers.
Loch Leven is an ideal base from which to explore the Highland towns of Oban and Fort William with their whisky distilleries, shops and numerous visitor attractions.
From the Cairngorm Mountains to Isle of Arran, from Pitlochry to Loch Lomond, from Greenock to the Trossachs from Lochs to Glens."
www.lochlevenhotel.co.uk /location/index.html   (676 words)

  
 Loch Leven Lodge on Donner Lake in Truckee, CA
Loch Leven Lodge on Donner Lake, has been a destination for vacationers interested in spring fishing, summer water sports, fall photography and winter skiing for more than 50 years.
Loch Leven is a year 'round housekeeping resort.
Loch Leven Lodge first opened in 1952, and while some remodeling has occurred over the years, the lodge has retained its original charm.
www.lochlevenlodge.com /about_us.htm   (224 words)

  
 Loch Leven Fisheries site for booking fly fishing on Loch Leven, Kinross, Scotland.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The water clarity in Loch Leven at the moment is 2.2 meters – very clear for the time of year so hopefully we will have clearer water for 2006.
Whilst they did acknowledge that they recognised that ‘….damage was being caused to the fishery, in the case of Loch Leven, damage to the fishery was outweighed by the legal requirements to protect the bird population’.
Their stance is absolutely bonkers, particularly when you bear in mind that Loch Leven is, or at least was, famous for its indigenous brown trout and yet these are being predated by cormorants which are a sea bird.
www.lochlevenfisheries.co.uk /willie.htm   (678 words)

  
 Pictures of Highland Lochs: Loch Lomond, Loch Ness, Loch Leven, Loch Fyne   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Loch Awe is the longest of the Scottish Lochs while Loch Ness is the deepest.
Cutting the West Highlands there is a series of 4 lochs: Loch Lochy, Loch Oich, Loch Linnhe and by far the most impressive, Loch Ness, followed by the Caledonian Canal.
Loch Fyne is half an hour away from Loch Lomond and one hour from Oban.
www.scotland-flavour.co.uk /scottish-lochs.html   (394 words)

  
 Loch Leven Hotel, Fort William, Inverness-shire
he Loch Leven Hotel with its cosy, informal atmosphere is owner-run and lies by the Ballachulish Bridge on the north shore or Loch Leven at its junction with Loch Linnhe.
The Loch Leven Hotel is ideally situated for touring this area rich in natural beauty and historical connections.
The Glencoe-Loch Leven area is probably the finest in Scotland for all sorts of outdoor sporting and leisure pursuits.
www.smoothhound.co.uk /hotels/lochleven.html   (478 words)

  
 Leven - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A sea loch in Scotland: Loch Leven (Highlands)
There are a number of rivers in Great Britain called the River Leven, the name derives from a Celtic word for river.
River Leven (Cumbria), in the historic county of Lancashire
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/River_Leven   (130 words)

  
 The wreck of the Loch Leven
Rushing the first wool clip of the season from Geelong to the early London wool sales, the Loch Leven was only two days into her journey when disaster struck.
In heavy fog and boisterous seas, she was caught by the heavy current that rounds the northern tip of King Island and struck the rocks at 2.30 a.m.
Loch Leven, O.N. 63,759, was an iron full-rigged ship of 1257/1200 grt/net, 225.8 x 35.8 x 21.5ft., built by Lawrie of Glasgow, Scotland, in 1870, and was registered at Glasgow in the name of Glasgow Shipping Company ("The Loch Line").
www.kingisland.net.au /~maritime/lochleven.htm   (276 words)

  
 Leven, Loch on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Its several islands include Castle Island, with the ruins of the castle in which Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned in 1567-68, and St. Serf's, with the ruins of an ancient priory.
The Leven River, outlet of the lake, flows E through Fife to the Firth of Forth.
LOCH IN SPACE; Leven was created by asteroid skimming off Earth 219m years ago.(News)
www.encyclopedia.com /html/L/Leven-L1o.asp   (358 words)

  
 Travels in the UK - A Perfectly Proper Holiday   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Skirting Perth, we head south toward Loch Leven in Kinross-shire, a shallow freshwater loch which was once much larger than its current eight miles in circumference and much deeper.
Two islands are situated within the pear shaped loch; St. Serf's which holds the scant remains of a Culdee priory and another near the western edge of the loch where Loch Leven Castle stands.
The clouds are moving in and the water of the loch is turbulent and gray as we pull into the parking lot.
www.skell.org /travels/twelve5F.htm   (484 words)

  
 Fish Hatchery
The experiment was a success, but it was not until 1909 when the lease to fish on Loch Leven was taken on by the Tay Salmon Fisheries Company, were the present ponds at Tarhill constructed and it became possible to hatch 300,000 fry each spring.
It proved so successful that the growth in catches of Loch Leven trout rendered the operation unnecessary and it was shut down in 1935.
Their subsequent report highlighted the high quantities of phosphates entering the loch and they made a series of recommendations as to how to make the necessary reductions.[[][[][[]]]The situation has subsequently improved significantly with the annual input of phosphates currently running at about 50%% of previous levels.
www.green-hotel.com /leisure/fishhatchery.asp   (891 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | UK | Scotland | Water sports set for Loch Leven
The loch is also refuge to wintering geese and the UK's biggest inland duck colony, which are protected.
Loch owner Sir David Montgomery, of the Kinross Estate, supports moves towards a path and more craft on the water.
SNH are canvassing views on the future use of the loch but seem to be leaning towards access guidance which would limit people to different parts of the loch at different times of the year.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/uk_news/scotland/3653302.stm   (517 words)

  
 Loch Linnhe and Loch Leven : Regions in Brief   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Loch Linnhe and Loch Leven (Regions in Brief)
On the shores of Loch Linnhe, the charming little village of Onich lies to the north of Ballachulish Bridge, 14km (9 miles) southwest of Fort William.
This is an area of massive splendor, with towering peaks and mysterious glens where you can well imagine the fierce battle among the kilted Highlanders to the skirl of the pipes and the beat of the drums.
www.frommers.com /destinations/print-narrative.cfm?destID=2084&catID=2084010043   (424 words)

  
 Glencoe Self catering holiday chalets & cottages accommodation nr Fort William, Scotland
Loch Leven Holiday Accommodation is situated 5 miles from the village of Kinlochleven, 6 miles from Glencoe village and 16 miles from Fort William.
We sit on the edge of Loch Leven overlooking the mountains of Glencoe, with the Mamore range behind us.
Loch Leven Holiday Accommodation is perfect for families, couples or those just looking for the ideal getaway.
www.glencoeselfcatering.co.uk   (158 words)

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