Loch Insh

A loch in the middle reaches of the River Spey, Loch Insh lies immediately south of Kincraig and 5 miles (8 km) northwest of Kingussie. It extends to 133 ha / 328 acres. The loch gave its name to the Royal Navy frigate HMS Loch Insh launched in 1944. Loch Insh Watersports Centre was established on the east shore of the loch in 1969. The small island of Tom Dubh lies at its northern end. Inshriach Forest lies to the east and the village of Insh lies on the south side of the Spey 2 miles (3 km) to the south. The Insh Marshes, to the southwest, comprise the most important area of natural floodplain wetland in Britain.

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