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Loch Dochard is an upland freshwater loch lying approximately 6 km (3.7 mi) west of Bridge of Orchy in Argyll and Bute, Scottish Highlands. The loch has an irregular shape with a perimeter of 3 km (1.9 mi). It is approximately 1.06 km (0.66 mi) long, has an average depth of 3.7 m (12 ft) and is 13 m (42 ft) at its deepest. The loch was surveyed[2] on 18 May 1903 by Sir John Murray and later charted[3] as part of his Bathymetrical Survey of Fresh-Water Lochs of Scotland 1897-1909.

Loch Dochard
Loch Dochard
LocationArgyll and Bute, Scotland
Coordinates56°32′09″N 4°54′27″W / 56.5358°N 4.9074°W / 56.5358; -4.9074Coordinates: 56°32′09″N 4°54′27″W / 56.5358°N 4.9074°W / 56.5358; -4.9074[1]
Typefreshwater loch
Basin countriesScotland
Max. length1.06 km (0.66 mi)[2]
Max. width0.48 km (0.3 mi)[2]
Surface area35.9 ha (89 acres)[1]
Average depth3.7 m (12 ft)[2]
Max. depth13 m (42 ft)[2]
Water volume1,500,000 m3 (54,000,000 cu ft)[2]
Shore length15.7 km (3.5 mi)[1]
Surface elevation221 m (725 ft)[1]
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.


  1. ^ a b c d e "Loch Dochard". British lakes. British Lakes. Retrieved 12 June 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Bathymetrical Survey of the Fresh-Water Lochs of Scotland, 1897-1909, Lochs of the Etive Basin". National Library of Scotland. Retrieved 12 June 2016.
  3. ^ "Loch Dochard (Vol. 6, Plate 127), Bathymetrical Survey, 1897-1909". National Library of Scotland. Retrieved 12 June 2016.