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Monk Myre

A pair of small, shallow lochans in Perth & Kinross, Monk Myre lies 2½ miles (4 km) southeast of Blairgowrie. The lochan is surrounded by areas of wet grassland, fen, swamp and improved pasture. Comprising a partially silted-up kettle-hole formed by the melting of isolated blocks of ice left by a retreating glacier which once descended from the Grampian Mountains through Glen Shee and Strathardle, these lochans form part of the Hare Myre SSSI and a Geological Conservation Review Site. Marl was extracted from the bed of the loch in the 19th century.


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