NH5228 : A82 alongside Loch Ness

taken 5 years ago, near to Strone, Highland, Great Britain

A82 alongside Loch Ness
A82 alongside Loch Ness
The A82 trunk road runs parallel to the western shore of Loch Ness.

This image was taken on a wet and gloomy day in June 2015, close to Urquhart Castle.
Loch Ness

Loch Ness is one of Scotland's biggest lochs. At 23 miles long and more than a mile wide, it is the second largest by surface area. It is also the second deepest, at more than 200m at its deepest point. But if you measure it by the volume of water it holds, Loch Ness is the biggest loch of all.

The loch occupies part of the Great Glen, a fault line which crosses the Scottish highlands from Fort William to Inverness.

A mythical monster is said to live in the Loch Ness. But what would it feed on?

The A82

The A82 runs from Glasgow to Fort William and Inverness, passing along the shores of Loch Lomond and Loch Ness and in the shadow of Ben Nevis along the way. The majority of the route is a trunk road and hence managed by Transport Scotland, who view the road as a vitally important link through the Scottish Highlands and beyond.

At 167 miles, the road is the second longest A-road in Scotland (after the A9) and along its route uses pieces of road first built in the 1750s.

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Date Taken
Sunday, 21 June, 2015   (more nearby)
Saturday, 11 July, 2015
Geographical Context
Lakes, Wetland, Bog  Roads, Road transport 
Road (from Tags)
A82  A Road 
Place (from Tags)
Loch Ness 
Near (from Tags)
Inverness  Drumnadrochit 
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OSGB36: geotagged! NH 5287 2882 [10m precision]
WGS84: 57:19.5669N 4:26.7163W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NH 5286 2879
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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A Road (Classified A)  A Classified Road  A Class Road  Loch 

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