Loch Ericht (Scottish Gaelic, Loch Eireachd) is a freshwater loch on the border between Perth and Kinross and the Highlands Council areas of Scotland.  It has a north-east to south-west orientation. The village of Dalwhinnie lies at the north east end of the loch. Loch Ericht is the tenth largest freshwater lake in Scotland and has a good reputation for its trout fishing and Ferox trout. 
View from Beinn Bheòil
|Max. length||23.33 km (14.50 mi)|
|Max. width||0.8 km (0.50 mi)|
|Surface area||2,238.5 ha (5,531 acres)|
|Average depth||189 ft (58 m)|
|Max. depth||512 ft (156 m)|
|Shore length1||60 km (37 mi) |
|Surface elevation||356 m (1,168 ft)|
|1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.|
The loch is part of a hydro-electric scheme and is dammed at both ends. Water flows into the northern end via the Cuaich Aqueduct. The southern end is linked to a hydro-electric power station at Loch Rannoch by the 4-mile (6.4 km) long River Ericht. The northern dam protects the village of Dalwhinnie from flooding.
Loch Ericht is surrounded by a number of Munros, including Ben Alder (1148 metres) and Geal-Chàrn (1132 metres). Traditional hunting areas border the loch. These are called forests; the chief of which is Ben Alder Forest.
Loch Ericht is covered by
- John, Murray; Lawrence, Pullar (1910). Bathymetrical Survey of the Fresh-Water Lochs of Scotland, 1897-1909 Lochs of the Tay Basin Volume II - Loch Ericht. National Library of Scotland: National Challenger Officer. p. 54. Retrieved 3 June 2018. This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
- "Loch Ericht". British Lakes. Retrieved 3 June 2018.
- Loch Ericht, Gazetteer of Scotland
- Fishing Loch Ericht, Welcome to Scotland
- Heights of Ben Alder and Geal Charn, Mountain Days Archived 25 May 2009 at the Wayback Machine
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