Gleann Loch

(Glen Loch)

A long thin loch which forms one of a significant group of reservoirs, known as the Glen Clachaig Feeder Reservoir System, in the Knapdale Forest of Argyll and Bute, which were built to ensure a good supply of water to the Crinan Canal. Gleann Loch (Glen Loch) receives water through a channel from Loch Clachaig, to the southeast, which in turn receives water from An Locha Cham. It is retained by an earth embankment dam and is managed by Scottish Canals. The reservoirs were named in 1814 by the engineer Hugh Baird (1770 - 1827). The loch supports a recreational fishery for brown trout.

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