Lochs: Exploring Scotland's Freshwater Lochs

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Wild, remote, and steeped in history, with waters rich in marine life and shores rich in flora and fauna, the numerous freshwater lochs of Scotland are among the most unspoiled and beautiful destinations to be found anywhere in Britain. Lochs is the first book to delve into the fascinating stories surrounding these lochs — from hidden monsters and secret islands to buried treasure and ruined castles. Compiled by best-selling author and photographer Julian Holland, this book gives insight into the historical background and natural history of over 30 freshwater lochs. From remote Loch Coruisk, set in the Black Cuillins of Skye, and the prison of Mary, Queen of Scots in the middle of Loch Leven to the sinister depths of Loch Morar and the famous monster of Loch Ness, there is a loch to suit every taste in this book.

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About the Author:

Author and photographer Julian Holland has contributed to Exploring Britain's Long Distance Paths (AA Publishing 1992), Walking Britain's Rivers and Canals (HarperCollins 1997) and Walkers' Britain (AA Publishing 1999). He was also the author and photographer of Water Under the Bridge (Collins & Brown 1998). His other titles for Frances Lincoln are Exploring the Islands of England and Wales and Exploring the Islands of Scotland. He lives in Glastonbury, Somerset.

Review:

Anyone planning a holday of a tour north of the border - and those fortunate Scots who love their easy access to vast expanses of water - will find this an inspiring read and an aid to planning. Best of British 4* Beautifully illustrated, this is first a book for browsing: Holland's text is full of (often serendipitous) interest on everything from geology to myth. Scotsman

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