Loch Ness is a large and deep lake in Scotland containing more fresh water than all the lakes in England and Wales combined.
Loch Ness is located in the Highlights of Scotland, about 37 km (23 mi) southwest from Inverness and 170 km (105 mi) to the northwest to Edinburgh. Its surface area is 56 km² (22 sq mi), making it the second largest lake in Scotland after Loch Lomond. With a depth of 240 m (788 ft), this is the second deepest lake in the country after Loch Morar. Its outlet is the River Ness which flows into the Moray Firth at Inverness.
Interesting fact: The lake is said to be the home of the Loch Ness Monster (also known as “Nessie”), a solitary survivor of the long-extinct plesiosaurs.
Traveling to Scotland? Below are pictures of Loch Ness from my weekend at the lake.
My friend Valdas and I spent two wonderful days camping on the northwest shore of the Loch Ness. The water was super cold – it felt like ice but in the liquid form. We did not see any monsters in the lake, but, after a night’s sleep in a tent, we found a few ticks on our bodies. Fortunately, the insects were not infected with any pathogens, and therefore we did not get sick.
Official Scottish tourist board: VisitScotland
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