Loch Duich

 Loch Duich   

Mysterious and romantic, beautiful Loch Duich holds a special place in the history and hearts of Scotland’s West Highlands. Loch Duich featured prominently in the 1719 Battle of Glen Shiel between British government troops and an alliance of Jacobites and Spaniards, resulting in a victory for the British government forces. Eilean Donan, a small island on the loch, was one of the main strongholds of rebel forces; the castle of the same name was destroyed by the British as a result. Built in the 13th century, Eilean Donan Castle was the stronghold of the Clan Mackenzie and their allies the Clan Macrae. The castle was reconstructed in the 20th century by Lieutenant-Colonel John Macrae-Gilstrap and has become one of the most photographed monuments in Scotland. The image of the castle surrounded by the waters of the loch has graced many a label and featured in several films. But Loch Duich is just as photogenic in its own right and attracts thousands of holiday visitors every year.

Region: Scotland
City: Highland Council

Distance: 23.96 km
Elevation Gain: 249 m
Elevation Loss: 369 m
Difficulty: 203 (Easy)
FIETS Index: 0.39 FIETS
Avg Grade: 6.93 %
Max cat climb: 3
Min elevation: 4 m
Max elevation: 208 m
Ride Category: Rollers

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