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Tangy Loch

A small and shallow loch located in the centre of the Kintyre Peninsula of Argyll & Bute, Tangy Loch lies a mile (1.5 km) southwest of Lussa Loch and 5 miles (8 km) north northwest of Campbeltown. The loch extends to 18 ha (44 acres), is a half-mile (0.8 km) in length and has a average depth of 1.4m (4½ feet). In 1989, Tangy Loch is designated as a Site Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) because of its nationally important aquatic plant life. The loch is unusually alkaline due to the underlying limestone bedrock. It is one of several lochs in this area which comprise the Kintyre Goose Roost Special Protection Area (SPA) and a Ramsar site, owing to its internationally important wintering population of Greenland white-fronted geese.

The loch is the source of the Tangy Burn and also supports a brown-trout fishery. The Tangy Wind Farm lies a half-mile (1 km) to the west northwest.


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