Loch Kinellan

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loch Kinellan is popular with bird watchers and is particularly well known amongst the bird watching community as being home to Slovakian Grebes.

It's a particularly beautiful place to visit at sunset when the sun goes down over the hills. The view over the loch is particularly stunning at sunset, in either direction.

There is a walking circuit around Loch Kinellan, which is an enjoyable walk and can lead up to the Viewpoint, where you can look down on the Loch and its Crannog and across the surrounding hills. 

Kinellan Crannog is one of at least four in the Strathpeffer area. A Crannog is typically a house built on an artificial or existing island. Kinellan Crannog is understood to be wholly artificial, with signs of building from the floor of the Loch. It was used in the 15th and 16th centuries by the Earls of Ross as a hunting seat, but is likely to have been built long before that. 

Loch Kinellan can be reached by walking from the village or a short drive up to a small car park.  The image shows Knockfarrel from the far end of Loch Kinellan.