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TITLE
Slioch from Loch Maree
EXTERNAL ID
PC_JMSTRACHAN_225
PLACENAME
Ben Slioch
DISTRICT
Gairloch
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Gairloch
CREATOR
JM Strachan
SOURCE
J I R Martin
ASSET ID
29067
KEYWORDS
slioch
loch maree
Slioch from Loch Maree

Slioch is a mountain in the Scottish Highlands situated in Wester Ross, eight kilometres north of the village of Kinlochewe. Slioch reaches a height of 981 metres (3218 feet) and towers above the south east end of Loch Maree.

The mountain's name comes from the Gaelic word 'sleagh' and mean 'the spear' and this only becomes obvious when Slioch is viewed from Lochan Fada to the west, from here the subsidiary top of Sgurr an Tuill Bhain (Peak of the White Hollow) (933 metres) dominates as a slender peak and gives the mountain its name. Wild goats are often seen on the mountain.

Loch Maree is a loch in Ross and Cromarty in the Northwest Highlands of Scotland. At 20 kilometres long and with a maximum width of 4 kilometres, it is the fourth largest freshwater loch in Scotland. Its surface area is 28.6 square kilometres (11.0 square miles).

Loch Maree contains five large wooded islands and over 25 smaller ones. Isle Maree has the remains of a chapel on it, believed to be the 7th Century hermitage of Saint Maol Rubha. The same island also contains ancient stands of oak and holly which have been linked with ancient Scottish druids. The waters of the loch were also thought to have curative effects, with being submerged in the water thought to be a cure for lunacy. All of the loch's islands are conservation areas.

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Slioch from Loch Maree

ROSS: Gairloch

slioch; loch maree

J I R Martin

Slioch is a mountain in the Scottish Highlands situated in Wester Ross, eight kilometres north of the village of Kinlochewe. Slioch reaches a height of 981 metres (3218 feet) and towers above the south east end of Loch Maree.<br /> <br /> The mountain's name comes from the Gaelic word 'sleagh' and mean 'the spear' and this only becomes obvious when Slioch is viewed from Lochan Fada to the west, from here the subsidiary top of Sgurr an Tuill Bhain (Peak of the White Hollow) (933 metres) dominates as a slender peak and gives the mountain its name. Wild goats are often seen on the mountain.<br /> <br /> Loch Maree is a loch in Ross and Cromarty in the Northwest Highlands of Scotland. At 20 kilometres long and with a maximum width of 4 kilometres, it is the fourth largest freshwater loch in Scotland. Its surface area is 28.6 square kilometres (11.0 square miles).<br /> <br /> Loch Maree contains five large wooded islands and over 25 smaller ones. Isle Maree has the remains of a chapel on it, believed to be the 7th Century hermitage of Saint Maol Rubha. The same island also contains ancient stands of oak and holly which have been linked with ancient Scottish druids. The waters of the loch were also thought to have curative effects, with being submerged in the water thought to be a cure for lunacy. All of the loch's islands are conservation areas.