Loch Laidon

(Loch Lydon)

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Lydoch or Laidon, Loch, a lake on the mutual border of Fortingall parish, Perthshire, and Glenorchy parish, Argyllshire, 6 miles E of Kingshouse Inn. It lies 924 feet above sea-level, amid the dismal expanse of Rannoch Muir; extends 5 ¼ miles north-eastward; has a maximum breadth of ½ mile; is all engirt with bog and heath and rock, presenting a surpassing scene of wildness and desolation, yet possesses within itself many attractions; contains abundance of trout, some of them running up to 8 lbs. in weight; is gemmed with nearly a dozen islets, the haunts of the red deer and the eagle; and sends off, from a point near its head, the rivulet Gauir, 7 miles eastward to the head of Loch Rannoch,-Ord. Sur., sh. 54, 1873.

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