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TITLE
Loch Maree from Glen Docharty looking north west
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_1103_P015
PLACENAME
Loch Maree
DISTRICT
Gairloch
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Gairloch
PERIOD
1830s
CREATOR
John Fleming
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31432
KEYWORDS
lochs
islands
Isle Maree
glens
Glen Docherty
saints
St Maelrhuba
mountains
Slioch
Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve
nature reserves
Glen Docharty
Loch Maree from Glen Docharty looking north west

This illustration shows a view of Loch Maree from Glen Docherty, west of Achnasheen. Loch Maree is a fresh water loch extending about 12 miles from Kinlochewe in the direction of Poolewe. The loch contains a number of islands, one of which, Isle Maree, has the remains of a chapel said to have been established by St Maelrubha in the 7th century. The loch is bounded on the north by the mountain Slioch which rises to 3215 feet (980 metres) and to the south by ancient Caledonian pine forest which makes up part of the Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve.

In the early 17th century the shores of Loch Maree were densely wooded and supplied material to power the largest iron-works in the Highlands. The site of these, on the north side of the loch, still bears the name Furnace.

This illustration is taken from 'The Lakes of Scotland' by John Fleming.

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Loch Maree from Glen Docharty looking north west

ROSS: Gairloch

1830s

lochs; islands; Isle Maree; glens; Glen Docherty; saints; St Maelrhuba; mountains; Slioch; Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve; nature reserves; Glen Docharty

Highland Libraries

Fraser Mackintosh Collection (illustrations)

This illustration shows a view of Loch Maree from Glen Docherty, west of Achnasheen. Loch Maree is a fresh water loch extending about 12 miles from Kinlochewe in the direction of Poolewe. The loch contains a number of islands, one of which, Isle Maree, has the remains of a chapel said to have been established by St Maelrubha in the 7th century. The loch is bounded on the north by the mountain Slioch which rises to 3215 feet (980 metres) and to the south by ancient Caledonian pine forest which makes up part of the Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve. <br /> <br /> In the early 17th century the shores of Loch Maree were densely wooded and supplied material to power the largest iron-works in the Highlands. The site of these, on the north side of the loch, still bears the name Furnace.<br /> <br /> This illustration is taken from 'The Lakes of Scotland' by John Fleming.