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Inchtavannach


(Monk's Isle)

Inchtavannach is one of the larger islands that lie within Loch Lomond. Located within the Argyll and Bute section of the loch, the island faces the settlement of Aldochlay. It was once the site of a monastery, giving rise to its alternative name of Monk's Isle, but is now privately owned, with a resident family, and predominantly wooded. A northern summit, Tom nan Clag, rises steeply to 86m (282 feet) while a southern summit reaches 55m (180 feet) in height. The island has an area of 52 ha (128 acres) and supported a population of three in 2001 and 2011. The poets Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772 - 1834) and William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850), together with Wordsworth's sister Dorothy (1771 - 1855), visited on the 25th August 1803.


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