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cait

the biggest loch in caithness

what's the biggest loch in caithness by area?

i thought it was loch more, probably because it's remote and the other side looks far away, but on google maps loch watten and loch calder look a bit bigger.

i can't find the areas of all three.
cait

i take it nobody knows?
RagnarRocks

Google say loch Calder is the largest and loch Watten is the 2nd largest loch in caithness
cait

RagnarRocks wrote:
Google say loch Calder is the largest and loch Watten is the 2nd largest loch in caithness

where did you find that?
susie

Royal British Legion angling site gives Loch Calder as approximately 950 acres.
RagnarRocks

cait wrote:
RagnarRocks wrote:
Google say loch Calder is the largest and loch Watten is the 2nd largest loch in caithness

where did you find that?


Goggle ! Amazing what you can find with a search
fred

RagnarRocks wrote:
cait wrote:
RagnarRocks wrote:
Google say loch Calder is the largest and loch Watten is the 2nd largest loch in caithness

where did you find that?


Goggle ! Amazing what you can find with a search


Yes, seek and ye shall find.

Unfortunately the Encyclopaedia Britanica puts Watten as the largest.

http://www.theodora.com/encyclopedia/c/caithness.html
susie

fred wrote:
RagnarRocks wrote:
cait wrote:
RagnarRocks wrote:
Google say loch Calder is the largest and loch Watten is the 2nd largest loch in caithness

where did you find that?


Goggle ! Amazing what you can find with a search


Yes, seek and ye shall find.

Unfortunately the Encyclopaedia Britanica puts Watten as the largest.

http://www.theodora.com/encyclopedia/c/caithness.html

I think fred is right, I read somewhere, but can't remember where, tbat Loch Watten is a touch over 1000 acres
fred

susie wrote:

I think fred is right, I read somewhere, but can't remember where, tbat Loch Watten is a touch over 1000 acres


It's the EB that says it not me.

I think the jury is still out on this one.
susie

It probably depends on what time of year a loch is measured. Calder is often very different up the top end. I suppose measurers will have to settle for an average.
Incidentally, I couldn't give a monkey's  bum about it, I was interested because it seemed odd that the information was unavailable. I won't get caught another time as I think this thread should be sent to the other side. They will get thousands of views and 3 posts on a subject like this. Let's rise swiftly above it.
cait

fred wrote:
RagnarRocks wrote:
cait wrote:
RagnarRocks wrote:
Google say loch Calder is the largest and loch Watten is the 2nd largest loch in caithness

where did you find that?


Goggle ! Amazing what you can find with a search


Yes, seek and ye shall find.

Unfortunately the Encyclopaedia Britanica puts Watten as the largest.

http://www.theodora.com/encyclopedia/c/caithness.html

thanks fred. Smile

it says
Quote:
The lochs are numerous, the largest being Loch Watten, 21 m. by 4 m., and Loch Calder, 21 by 1 m., and Lochs Colam, Hempriggs, Heilen, Ruard, Scarmclate, St John's, Toftingale and Wester.

So loch calder is 21. by 1m. what does that mean? what is an "m"? it's not 12 miles long or 21 metres long.  Confused

the eb mentions a lot of lochs but not loch more. that's odd.
RagnarRocks

I believe the issue is resolved here by Loch Calder being deeper than Loch Watten so it may not have the largest surface area but probably has the largest volume all depends which way you want to call a loch the largest.


http://jncc.defra.gov.uk/default.aspx?page=1856
ducati

Why don't you all jump in and swim across and see how long it takes?

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