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Benevean, Loch


(Loch Beinn a' Mheadhoin)

A historical perspective, drawn from the Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland: A Survey of Scottish Topography, Statistical, Biographical and Historical, edited by Francis H. Groome and originally published in parts by Thomas C. Jack, Grange Publishing Works, Edinburgh between 1882 and 1885.

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Beneveian (Gael. beinn a mheadhoin, 'middle mountain'), a loch and a mountain of Glenaffric in Kilmorack parish, NW Inverness-shire. An expansion of the river Affric, the lake lies 22 miles SW of Beauly, and 6 of Glenaffric Hotel, at an altitude of some 700 feet; is 25/8. miles long and from 1 to 3½ furlongs wide; receives the Fiadhach and 8 or 9 smaller streams and brooks; and opens at its head into Loch an Laghair (¾ x ¼ mile). It belongs to The Chisholm, who has boats upon its waters, which abound in trout, running 3 to the lb. The mountain culminates ¾ mile from the loch's north-western shore at 2003 feet above sea-level.—Ord. Sur.,sh. 72,1880.

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