Skip to main content

April 13, 2018: Loch Shiel, Glenfinnan, Scotland.


Loch Shiel (Scottish Gaelic: Loch Seile) is a 17 1⁄2-mile-long (28 km) freshwater loch, 120 m (393 ft) deep, situated 12.4 miles west of Fort William in Lochaber, Highland, Scotland.  

Lake Shiel 2

Lake Shiel 3

Its nature changes considerably along its length, being deep and enclosed by mountains in the north east and shallow surrounded by bog and rough pasture in the south west, from which end the 4 km River Shiel drains to the sea in Loch Moidart near Castle Tioram.

Lake Shiel 4

Lake Shiel 5


For a list of Ian Cook's photography and TravelGumbo contributions, please click on this link.


Images (5)
  • Lake Shiel 2
  • Lake Shiel 3
  • Lake Shiel 4
  • Lake Shiel 5
  • Loch Shiel 1

Add Comment

Comments (0)

Link copied to your clipboard.